Health and Safety
Based in Horsham, A1 Road Markings is a family-run company with more than 10 years’ industry experience. Our track record with domestic, commercial and industrial clients around Tunbridge Wells proves our commitment to delivering quality workmanship, carried out in a safe and responsible manner. Ensuring the safety of our personnel, the public and our clients is our top priority.
As specialists in thermoplastic line marking for road, surface and car park markings, our road marking contractors regularly use dangerous equipment and potentially harmful materials.
Whether installing floor graphics for nursery playgrounds or parking bays in the Tunbridge Wells area, we have the necessary training and qualifications to carry out thermoplastic line marking in accordance with the following Health and Safety legislation:
- Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations
- Health and Safety Supply of Machinery Regulations
- Pressure System Pressure Vessel Regulations
- Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order
- Hazardous Waste Regulations
- Control of Noise at Work Regulations
- Manual Handling Operations Regulations
- Personal Protective Equipment Regulations
- Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations
- Workplace (Health Safety and Welfare Regulations) Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations
Thermoplastic Line Marking Installations and Removals
When installing or removing line markings around Tunbridge Wells, A1 Road Markings provides our employees with appropriate personal protective equipment to minimise the risk of harm caused by factors such as fire, debris and vibration.
Whether employing preformed thermoplastic for detailed and complex playground or car park markings, or hot applied thermoplastic line markings on private or public roads, the application process requires either a gas torch or a boiler to melt the material. Every member of our team undergoes regular fire safety and awareness training, to ensure fire prevention as well as reducing the risk of personal injury.
Fire extinguishers are ever-present additions to our inventory, on any job in the Tunbridge Wells area.
To ensure a safe working environment for ourselves and passersby, our road marking contractors pre-plan every project and undertake the correct traffic management layout for the situation. This enables us to carry out thermoplastic line marking installations in a safe and controlled manner.
For the removal of surface, road and car park markings, A1 Road Markings utilises a variety of specialist equipment, such as a thermal lance, hydroblaster, sandblaster, diamond grinder or captive shot blaster. While some methods cause minimal to no surface damage, we take care to install safety screens where necessary to avoid the risk of harmful debris to the public and passing vehicles.
Our road marking contractors also pay close attention to the disposal of waste thermoplastic. We allow the debris to cool before collection with a power vacuum, and always wet sweep the area by hand afterwards. Our personnel never overload bags of waste and always tie them securely once full.
The waste material is then carefully transported to the appropriate hazardous waste section of the local refuse centre in Tunbridge Wells.
We also handle the safe removal of other road marking materials such as MMA, Epoxy paint and Chloroprene rubber adhesive resin.