The nature of the work in Road Marking varies considerably, depending on the type of roadway or surface to be marked. Re-painting an office car park on a weekend poses considerably less risk than working on an active, busy, multi-lane highway.
Re-painting the middle of the intersection of the William Nicol and N1 Highway in Johannesburg (which we recently did for Sanral), for instance, is a safety and traffic control nightmare.
Painting the runway at the world famous and very exclusive Thornybush Game Lodge near Hoedspruit poses completely different risks. There, our biggest safety challenge was stopping our team from being eaten by the local lion population whilst painting their 1.2 km tarred runway…!
In certain situations, highly toxic and dangerous materials are used to etch smooth concrete flooring to prepare it for demarcation . This requires specialized PPE and training of the Elegant Line road marking staff to be sure that the work process is correctly completed. Have a look at the pictures of the before/after shots of the Coricraft warehouse.
Other building sites require protection from falling objects. This was the case when we were involved in road marking a Multi-storey building and Parkade.
Did you know, for instance, that there is 24 kilometers of parking line in the Monte Casino parkade in Fourways ? (Yup ,we painted them all… ).
Author: Andy Keil, Managing Director of Elegant Line Road Painters.
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