Floor marking should be used if there are two or more types of traffic, or as a way to make users aware of safety hazards. Floor marking is used to separate people from hazards, mark aisles and passageways, and establish safe zones and other specific traffic uses.
The following is a transcript of the Floor Marking Placement [Infographic]:
Placement And Color Guide to Floor Marking
Floor Marking Applications:
Purple Tape - Finished Goods
White Tape - 5S Cart Storage
Blue Tape - Part Organization
Printable Tape - Traffic Marking
White Tape - Work Area
Green Tape - Part Organization
Black Tape - Part Organization
Yellow Tape - Pallet Storage
T's & Corners
Red/White Stripe - Keep Clear Area
Stop Sign for Traffic
Black/Yellow Stripe - Hazardous Area
Yellow Tape - Traffic Flow
Black/White Stripe - Keep Clear Area
Black/Yellow Stripe - Electrical Area
Green Tape - Safety Area
Glow-in-the-Dark Floor Marking
Fire Safety Label
Door Safety Sign
Emergency Eye Wash Label
Dock Identification Label
Forklift Safety Sign
Rack & Shelf Labels
Labeled Inventory Locations
Shelf & Bin Labels
Widely Used Floor Marking COLORS & PATTERNS
While there are no specific floor marking color requirements, the following is a color-coding guide popular in many facilities.
YELLOW When used for safety purposes, indicates caution. For organization purposes, used for pedestrian paths, vehicle paths, aisles, work areas and storage areas.
WHITE Often used for general purposes, such as outlines around equipment or storage racks.
RED For safety purposes, used as a hazard indicator. For organizational purposes, used to mark the boundaries of a defect product area or scrap material area.
ORANGE For safety purposes, used to indicate a level of caution more serious than yellow. For organizational purposes, used to indicate materials or product held for inspection.
BLACK/GREEN/BLUE/PURPLE Various colors can be used for organizational purposes, such as indicating raw materials, work-in-progress materials or finished goods.
BLACK/YELLOW STRIPE When used for safety purposes, indicates caution. For organizational purposes, used for pedestrian paths, vehicle paths, aisles, work areas and storage areas.
BLACK/WHITE STRIPE Often used for general purposes, such as outlines around equipment or storage racks.
RED/WHITE STRIPE Often used to indicate areas that must be kept clear for safety reasons (like around exit points, electrical panels, or hazardous equipment).