Wednesday, 14 September 2022 / Published in News

Wilson and Scott are pleased to announce our latest certificate for our ISO 39001, Road Traffic Safety management system.

This great result showcases a continued success on our road to safety, and further enhances our commitment to reducing, and ultimately eliminating, the risk of death or serious injury relating to road traffic incidents.

We would like to once again thank all of our people and supply chain partners for the ongoing support of our “safety starts with me” approach.

 

 

Thursday, 08 September 2022 / Published in News

It has been announced, by Buckingham Palace, that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has died. All here at Wilson and Scott now join the rest of the world in mourning the loss of our country’s longest-serving and much-loved monarch.

Tuesday, 06 September 2022 / Published in News

I recently went out to the A31 to catch up with some of Wilson and Scott’s new recruits, Sam, and Andy. The guys have been with us now for just over a month but have decades of experience in road markings between them. They both say they’ve enjoyed their time thus far with Wilson and Scott, and we are proud to have them as part of our crew.

Watching Andy lay down some merging arrows on the carriageway, you could really tell he knows his trade inside-out. The duo has a good dynamic and a strong work ethic; I look forward to seeing them on some more sites – especially now they’ve collected their brand-new wagon!

Sam and Andy, we wish both of you the best in your new roles within the Wilson and Scott team.

The lads carrying out some hand works on the A31, above

Friday, 02 September 2022 / Published in News

The crew’s New Wagon, below.

Wilson and Scott are proud to announce a further commitment to investing in leading edge technology, with the delivery of a brand-new line painting lorry, bringing our road marking fleet to number 105. Furthermore, this reinforces our dedication to bringing sustainable vehicles to the forefront of our fleet.

I recently travelled to our Poyle depot to see father and son team, Mick, and Ash Smith, collect their new line painting lorry. Mick was very pleased to pick up his new ‘wagon’, and whilst we discussed the differences between this and their previous lorry, our workshop team were tailoring the wagon to Mick and Ash’s preferences. This allows the guys to perform at their optimum, with all their tools set up to how they like them.

I will be meeting up with Mick and Ash soon to see how they’re getting on with their new wheels.

Thursday, 25 August 2022 / Published in News

There is no denying that drivers in the British Isles hold it to a high standard when it comes to driving culture. Shoving cars, forcing priority, or aggressive use of the horn, in the Uk, is rare. Here, drivers willingly let other vehicles or pedestrians pass and wait patiently as someone parks; for most, this is not a problem.

Maximum speeds

Passenger cars in the British Isles can travel in built-up areas at a maximum speed of 48 km/h (30 miles per hour: mph). Regarding driving on highways, England has one of the lowest limits – 70 mph or 112 km/h.

Outside built-up areas in the UK, on single-lane roads, you can travel at 60 mph or 96 km/h.

SPEED LIMITS IN THE GREAT BRITAIN ISLANDS

In the British Isles, Highway marking with marked speed limits will be given in miles.

Restrictions for cars and motorcycles:

  • Built-up area – (Built-up area) – 30 mph – 48 km/h.
  • Highway – (Highway) 70 mph – 112 km/h.
  • Single carriageway (single carriageway) – 60 mph.
  • Dual carriageway (a dual carriageway) – 70 miles/h – 112 km/h.

Vertical and horizontal Road Markings.

A white circular sign with a diagonal black line does not mark the end of all prohibitions but indicates that the so-called national speed limit (given above) is in effect.

There are two types of prohibitory Highway marking  in the British Highway Code. The first is white circles with a red border, described as “mostly prohibitive.” The second type is blue circles with a white border, described as “suggesting a certain type of behavior in most cases.”

Warning Road Markings in the UK take the form of white triangles with a red border. Road Markings painted on roads are generally not repeated on vertical Road Markings. A yellow grid at an intersection means that you can’t stop there. The idea is not to block the intersection when the lights change.

A single yellow line painted at the side edge of the roadway means that you are prohibited from stopping during the time specified on the nearby sign. A double yellow line is a prohibition of stopping along its entire length.

Do not stop there if you see a painted bicycle on a green or red field before an intersection. It’s a place for cyclists to pull out in front of the light when traffic is waiting at a red light. One red line near the edge of the roadway indicates a prohibition on stopping at that location at a certain time, and two red lines indicate an absolute prohibition on stopping.

At night without lights….

The obligation to ride with lights only applies when visibility drops below 100 meters. In the UK, it is not even compulsory to turn on dipped headlights at night on roads illuminated by street lights, i.e., in built-up areas. It is enough to have the license plate lights on and the parking lights on.

Seat belts must be worn at all times. There are no exceptions for

Saturday, 20 August 2022 / Published in News

A Car park is a specially designated place, the primary function of which is to allow a means of transportation (most often a car or truck) to be left there when it is not in use. As a separate part of the infrastructure, parking lots are subject to applicable laws and must meet the requirements of the Construction Law and regulations outlined in the Traffic Code.

Car park signage

As an object formally part of land use, each Car park must be a separate space that is visibly distinguished and for which there is no doubt about its boundaries. By current regulations, it is also necessary to provide a surface in the parking area that meets the statutory requirements for technical conditions (among other things, a slope is required to ensure water runoff). Current regulations also mandate the proper separation and marking of parking spaces, stipulating that even a single parking space is considered a Car park Markings if it meets the regulations outlined.

Car park horizontal marking

Horizontal parking markings for parking lots should be delineated with either P-18 or P-19 lines depending on the intended parking method within the facility. For safety reasons, it is also necessary to use P-13 or P-14 lines, which complement the vertical parking markings provided for a given parking lot. Additional horizontal parking signs that should be properly placed are P-8 arrows, indicating the directions of traffic on individual maneuvering roadways.

As for handicapped parking, on the other hand, Car park Markings  should primarily include a blue-colored pavement, a visibly applied P-24 horizontal parking sign, and appropriate vertical Car park Markings

Vertical Car park Markings

The correct marking of parking spaces with vertical signage, the number, size, and selection of signs, directly depends on the traffic organization adopted in a given parking lot. Most often, small or mini-size vertical road signs are assigned to a parking lot, as larger ones could limit visibility, infringe on the roadway verge or be more susceptible to possible damage. The standard designation of a Car park Markings  is a D-18 sign, which can be supplemented with additional placards if needed.

Designation of parking.

The D-18 parking sign alone does not designate the correct way to park within a particular Car park Markings   – supplementary placards T-30d, T-30e, T-30f, T-30g, T-30h, and T-30i are used for this purpose. Depending on the adopted method of positioning parked vehicles (perpendicular, oblique, or parallel to the edge of the sidewalk), the appropriate placard should be used, depicting a properly parked vehicle with a maximum permissible weight of 3.5 tons.

Prohibition signs

Depending on the specific Car park Markings   in question, the parking signage of a given facility may include various prohibition signs expressing specific rules for the organization of traffic within the parking lot. For underground and special-purpose parking lots, sign SA033 or SA034 (“Prohibition of entry of gas-powered vehicles”) is often used.

Prescriptive signs

Upon entering a parking lot, warrant signs indicate to the driver driving the vehicle the required

Thursday, 18 August 2022 / Published in News

Introducing Wilson and Scott’s new and improved website. Here you can find out about all the road markings we carry out; from Car Park markings to EV Bays; Temporary markings to Road Stud installation; we can deliver the line marking tailored to your needs.

Why not explore the new features of our new website? With dedicated pages to each of our services, as well as easy to use contact features, it has never been simpler to enquire with your line marking proposals.

If you would like a free estimate, with 24-hour response, call us on 01753 671 600, or email sales@wilsonandscott.co.uk

Monday, 18 July 2022 / Published in News

Heat Stress. Know the facts.

Whilst we are blessed with such beautiful weather we must not forget to look after ourselves and each other.

Heat stress is very dangerous and you must ensure you take all reasonable steps to protect yourself, and others, from the extreme heat.

Please,

  • Avoid individual work, supervise each other and remain safe
  • Drink at least 2 litres of water every 2-3 hours during work. Avoid caffeinated beverages as they promote dehydration of the body
  • Protect your head at all times, wear your hard hat on site or a cap / hat if not site based

Remember – “Safety Starts With Me”

Monday, 18 July 2022 / Published in News

We recently reached a key milestone in our journey, where “Safety Starts with Me”. To celebrate this occasion, our Health and Safety Manager, Dylan Thompson (CMIOSH), has issued a statement:

“At Wilson & Scott our number one priority is the Health, Safety and Wellbeing of our employees, delivery partners and customers. We strive to ensure no one is harmed when using or working on the network, enabling everyone to return home safe and well to their families each and every day.

It is through our proactive approach to Occupational Health, Safety and wellbeing, that we are extremely proud to announce that we have completed over 2 Million hours of work without a RIDDOR reportable incident.

Whilst we manage Health Safety and wellbeing through our systems, policies, and procedures, it is delivered through a culture of visible leadership which is embraced by all. It is through the commitment and dedication of all our people and delivery partners that we pride ourselves in being leaders in Occupational Health and Safety.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our people for your commitment to not only your own health and wellbeing but of everyone around you and embracing our culture of ‘Safety Starts With Me’.”

 

A milestone achievement that all should be proud of!

 

Riddor – The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurences

Tuesday, 17 May 2022 / Published in News

Wilson and Scott are proud to announce our most recent certification from BSI against ISO 27001 for our Information Security Management System. This compliments our existing suite of 5 ISO certifications including Quality, H&S, Road Traffic Safety and National Highways Sector Scheme 7. We continue to go from strength to strength in reinforcing our quality services on offer. Please visit our website should you need any lining services