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Floor Marking Placement

03 February, 2023
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Floor marking should be used if there are two or more types of traffic in the same area, 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:

  1. Purple Tape - Finished Goods
  2. White Tape - 5S Cart Storage
  3. Blue Tape - Part Organization
  4. Printable Tape - Traffic Marking
  5. White Tape - Work Area
  6. Green Tape - Part Organization
  7. Black Tape - Part Organization
  8. Yellow Tape - Pallet Storage/Traffic Flow
  9. T's & Corners
  10. Red/White Stripe - Keep Clear Area
  11. Stop Sign for Traffic
  12. Black/Yellow Stripe - Hazardous Area
  13. Orange Tape - Heightened Caution
  14. Black/White Stripe - Keep Clear Area
  15. Black/Yellow Stripe - Electrical Area
  16. Green Tape - Safety Area
  17. Footprint Cutouts
  18. Glow-in-the-Dark Floor Marking
  19. Red Tape - Defect Materials or Scrap

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).

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