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So what have we been up to in June!

June was a really busy month for us and particularly our customised signs.

Here are a few of the bespoke sign projects we have worked on this month.

  • We created service labels for a maintenance company
  • Our regular customer was after a large number of bespoke warning gate signs
  • We have created over 100 photoluminescent signs for a housing association
  • An aggregate company who regularly orders from us was after some large dibond aluminium customised signs for their site
  • We created large quantities or customised asbestos labels for another customer
  • A hotel group were after a number of reflective customised parking signs for their car parks.

If you have sign requirements that are not standard  signs don't worry, we can still help you out. Just send us over the specifications and let us do the rest. We won't print the signs until you have confirmed that you are happy with the proofs that we email over to you. We offer quick turnaround times and competitive prices.

 

Where is the 3 months of sunshine we were promised?

I can't quite believe that I am typing this blog with the heating on whilst wearing a thick jumper! It's the middle of June!!! Where is all the sunshine we were promised?

There are flood alerts throughout the UK and the forecast for the next few days is no better!

I'm not very good with plants and watering the lawn (I have just put down some grass seeds a few weeks ago) but the rain is kindly doing that for me. The grass has grown really well but it's too wet to cut and the plants are doing ok too. 

With rain comes a number of hazards one of which is slipping. What can you do to help avoid customers, colleagues etc from slipping?

  • Clean up the any water/mess immediately
  • Display warning signs
  • Use moisture absorbent matts at entrance areas 
  • Have hand rails if there are steps or the area is sloped
  • Report unsafe conditions so that areas can be made safe
  • Use adhesive grip tape around troublesome areas
  • Ensure walkways, entrances and general space is free from obstacles 
Doing it right!

 

We can of course help you with signage and if there is particular wording you would like just let us know and we can help create a suitable sign for you. 

Stay safe and let's hope the sun makes an appearance soon!

Automatic door signs

Automatic door signs

Whenever I go into the town centre I am amazed by the number of these automatic door signs we see. Maybe it's because I am in the safety signs industry that they stand out more! 

We offer then with black writing on white in self- adhesive vinyl and measure 150 x 150mm. 

Automatic door sign

Stating the obvious!

A few weeks ago my son was playing a football match against a team who were about 20 mins away. Thankfully with a Sat Nav the journey was straightforward enough to take me to the school that was hosting the match. However, once inside the grounds of the school, I was faced with a sign with 2 choices; to the left was a single road that lead to the theatre/drama studios and to the right was a road to the sports hall. I chose the route to the sports hall. I followed the road round and faced a dead end! I had a 50% chance of choosing the right route and I used logic, I thought maybe a sign taking to the  'sports hall' perhaps would be near the sports field - but no I was wrong!

Why was there no sign directing the cars to the sports fields? I wasn't the only parent who followed the wrong route! This is a site that has multiple football matches weekly with parents entering the site that may have never been there before. They have a 50/50 chance of choosing the right path!

So really in the grand scheme of things this wasn't a big deal, after all it was only a football match - we got there in the end!  But it made me realise that there are many instances where people go to places they have never been before whether it be a park, a business meeting, to collect a parcel, the list is endless but is it obvious where to go? where the entrance is? does the site expect the visitor to sign in? That one sign can make a difference. We offer a number of visitor entrance signs to help make this easier. We could have even produced a sign for the school identifying where the playing fields were!!!!

 

The year is running away again!

We can't believe that it's almost the end of March! This year is flying by already. Let's hope the pleasant weather is here to stay!

We've had another busy month with a lot of repeat business which is always great to see and a great number of stock orders. Here are a few of the non-stock projects we have been working on in the last week:

  • We've been working with a village hall re-vamping all their signs including a number of parking signs.
  • We've had a property management company after a large number of prestige signs both stock and bespoke for 2 apartment blocks they manage. The are after the prestige look so the signs blend in with the interior.
  • A housing association needed help with creating a bespoke signs for some of their properties in photoluminescent.
  • An engineering company needed a number of bespoke self adhesive signs for their factory with various safety warnings on them.

If we can help you with any signage just let us know!

Fail to prepare = prepare to fail

A while back I came across this powerful saying

'Fail to prepare = prepare to fail'.

It's a great quote to live by. 

Firstly, it was to great use when explaining to my kids about exams, interviews and life in general but also it's so true in a health and safety point of view too! 

Businesses and people need to prepare, they need to have the right health and safety procedures and equipment in place. They need to make sure that their staff are educated and know what to do in emergencies and how to keep the workplace safe. For if they don't prepare they should prepare to 'fail' and with that I mean if they don't take the precautions then they should beware of the consequences i.e hefty fines, employee injuries etc all of which can have serious impacts on the business.

We can certainly help with the health and safety signs and can point you in the direction of some health and safety consultancies to help with this.

 

 

Can't believe January is now over?

What a month! Considering we opened a few days later than normal after the New Year, January has been a fast and busy month. 

Here are a few of the projects we have been working on in January as well as all the stock orders. 

  • Our relatively new 'Caution ice' floor stands have been a big hit given the recent spells of cold and icy weather. 
  • We've had a large project for a property company providing them with all the signage for a large apartment block. Many of the signs were bespoke and large signs.
  • A water facilities management company needed thousands of customised labels.
  • We've been restocking some of our regular customers sign supplies.
  • We've been working on a large 2.5m x 1.5m sign for a housing association.
  • We've helped kit out a customer that was subjected to flytipping - with a number of signs.
  • A customer needed 500 bespoke signs made for their 'shutters' business and we have helped them with that.
  • Bespoke signs were required for another property management company. 

Whilst we sell a lot of health and safety signs and notices we can also offer a bespoke service. So if it's maintenance labels you want with your logo or company details we can help you with that. If you have specific wording you need on some signs we can help you with that. I guess what we are trying to say is let us know any signage or label requirements you have and we can help you!

 

Safety - a small investment for a rich future!

We know that safety signs is not something customers get excited about and it's not going to increase your profits. However, signage can make all the difference to your business along with other safety procedures. They can highlights potential dangers, offers guidance, act as reminders and help you comply with the legislative guidelines.

Whatever you need signage for just remember it's a small investment for a rich future! One accident can land your company in a lot of trouble and often with hefty fines. It's something we all want to avoid. 

MJN Safety Signs offers a wide variety of health and safety signs and labels at competitive prices. There are a number of material options and size options and we offer fast delivery too!

We work with a number of health and safety trainers, consultancies and fire risk assessors so if you need help with finding one please let us know and we can help you. 

 

safety a small investment for a rich future

Happy new year from MJN Safety Signs

And just like that 2018 has flown by! The years never went by so quickly when I was at school!!!!

Wishing all our customers a happy and healthy 2019. We hope this year is a good one.

This year, at MJN Safety Signs we will be continuing to expand our product range, we hope to release our brochure in the coming months, update the website to make it even more user friendly and continuing to offer the best service we can to our customers. 

 

Last orders..... for xmas!

What a year it's been! 

We want to thank all our customers for their continued support throughout the year. We've enjoyed working with each and everyone of you and look forward to seeing what 2019 brings!

We wish you a merry xmas and a happy, healthy and safe new year!

We will be closed 19th Dec at 1230pm and will re-open Thurs 3rd Jan 2019. Orders can be placed online during this time but won't be sent out until we re-open. 

Last day for bespoke orders and prestige signs for delivery before Xmas is Fri 14th Dec. 

Last day for orders before Christmas is Tues 18th Dec.

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