Construction Safety Signage: Why It’s a Must-Have

November 15, 2017 / in Blog / by Helen Scheuerer / No Comments

Construction safety signage is an absolute must-have, which is something we delved into earlier this year in light of a number of accidents on development sites.

Here at Mesh Direct, we’re incredibly passionate about the safety protocols in the construction industry. We supply hundreds of businesses every year with the most durable, high quality construction safety signage in Australia.

But let’s drill down into why having this sort of signage is vital to any development or construction site…

1. Comply with government laws

Every state has their own laws that must be complied with when it comes to construction safety signage. You may be required to have a range of signs such as: hard hat areas, eye safety signs, crane safety signs, scaffold tags, and signs that are specific to the dangers and protocols of your particular job site.

You need to be familiar with the government laws of your state regarding which safety signage applies to your business and your development.

2. Protect your workers

Something you should be constantly concerning yourself with is the safety of your workers. You need to make sure they are taking every precaution to avoid injury.

Injured workers not only risk delaying your project, but can be potential cause for legal action and damaging the reputation of your business.

The last thing you want is for injury or death to occur on your site. When it comes to construction safety signage, you need to make sure that every law is followed to a T.

3. Protect your business

In a similiar vein, using the correct construction safety signage helps protect your brand, your development and the reputation on your business.

In an industry like construction or development, you need a stellar reputation to maintain client retention and win new contracts. By extension, adhering to government laws about safety signage on site helps contribute to your overall reputation for doing things right.

Workers, project managers and developers will all appreciate that construction safety signage isn’t something they have to worry about.

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Here at Mesh Direct, we offer a range of high quality, affordable options for creating construction safety signage. Click here to learn about coflute, the most popular medium for safety signage.

Alternatively, give us a call on 1300 368 978 to discuss your options.

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Corflute Signs: Why You Should Use Them On Site

October 11, 2017 / in Blog / by Helen Scheuerer / No Comments

Here at Mesh Direct, we’ve produced corflute signs for some of the biggest developments, construction sites, festivals and events around the country. Corflute is also referred to as corrugated plastic signage or corriboard and is a rigid, flat substrate that can be applied practically anywhere. It’s a lightweight and versatile signage option, and is easy to install on any structure, including walls, fences and hoarding.

But why should you use corflute signs on site? We’ve asked our experts to delve into the nitty gritty of why corflute makes the ideal signage solution for your construction site.

1. Perfect safety and directional signage

Every construction and development site, not to mention festival and event site, need adequate safety and directional signage. This is the signage that tells patrons and workers where the amenities are, where particular gates are located, and the appropriate dress code for the site.

Corflute can also be used for things like price lists and menus at events, as well as for vital signage like emergency points and first aid tents. Our corflute signage has also been used in the past for; retail (e.g. sales signs, parking signs and staff signage), government (including election campaigns), real estate advertisements, construction industries (including excavation and demolition), councils (e.g. safety signs, security signs and community information message signs) as well as events and different types of festivals (e.g. gate signs, trade stalls, amenities etc.).

This type of signage is also a great way for companies to advertise their brands, and be able to deliver messages both in indoor and outdoor environments. Corflute signage is an incredibly adaptable advertising option. The colour possibilities are endless, and allow you to express your message in any way that you desire.

2. Durable signage solution

One of the great benefits of using corflute signage is how durable it is. Corflute signs can be used both indoors and outdoors, and are fully UV stabilised. With proper care, our signage can be used for years. We use the highest quality inks available and our corflute signage is printed directly onto substrate on 3mm or 5mm thick bases.

It’s also easy to customise and cut to the required size.

We’ve supplied seasonal events all around Australia with corflute signs that they use time and time again.

3. Easy to install

Another advantage to corflute signage is that it’s affordable and easy to install. Often seen in the outside environment being nailed to electricity poles, our corriboard signage option is one that designed for a simple install.

Our clients have the option of using adhesive tape, glue, screws or nails. Our corflute can be easily fixed to any flat surface and can also be easily attached to fences using metal eyelets in each corner.

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Want to know more about how corflute signs can work for your construction site? Give our experts a call on 1300 368 978.

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Printed Signage: Event Advertising On A Budget

September 27, 2017 / in Blog / by Helen Scheuerer / No Comments

In the midst of the digital age, an advertising medium that’s often overlooked and under-utilised is signage. Printed signage is a fantastic way to create brand recognition and awareness, particularly when it comes to events. Don’t underestimate the advantage of using big, bold and bright artwork on signage to expose foot and car traffic to your festival, event and/or message.

Mesh Direct have supplied numerous event advertising to some of Australia’s biggest festivals and organisations, and are considered experts in the field. We understand that often, events are run on strict budgets and organisers can find it difficult to give the event the marketing attention it deserves. Here at Mesh Direct, we have plenty of budget-friendly solutions when it comes to advertising through printed signage. Here are some of our most popular options…

1. Utilise crowd control barriers

At events and festivals, crowd control barriers are already a must-have. They’re a necessity when it comes to organisation, safety and creating an orderly system for queuing, so why not utilise these existing canvases to showcase your event branding and advertising?

We use dye sublimation printing to actually dye the design into the mesh of the barriers which results in fantastic colour representation and crystal clear prints. We’re passionate about representing you, your brand and your event well, so we use only the best in printing technology.

One of the great things about crowd control barriers is how affordable they are. Give our team a call to learn what options suit your needs best (1300 368 978).

2. Use banners and signs

Another budget-friendly solution is printed banner mesh. This can be attached to temporary fencing and promote your event while your construction/event site is still in progress. We have a range of affordable options here including premium banner mesh, standard banner mesh, shade cloth and wind mesh.

Our printed shade cloth is an ideal branding and advertising solution for festival organisers, and it one of our most popular products. It’s commonly used on barrier fencing, particularly on long runs where a high resolution result is not necessary. Shade cloth is our entry level branded fencing and is sold in rolls of 50m. Also referred to as scrim, fence fabric, scaffold mesh or fence mesh it is a durable material which can be reused, making it perfect for regular/seasonal festivals.

3. Corflute signage

Corflute is one of the most common forms of signage you’ll see around festivals events. It’s also referred to as corrugated plastic signage or corriboard and is a rigid, flat substrate which is highly versatile, can be applied virtually anywhere and is easy to install on any structure including walls, fences and hoarding.

You’ll likely see it in the form of security signs, safety signs, menus, prices, and dress code signs among other things. The corflute sign option provides a magnificent reproduction of your artwork for a budget price, rather than using vinyl lettering we print directly on the corflute signage substrate to achieve this magnificent result.

It can also be seen in real estate signage, the building industry and for major use in election campaigns. Durability isn’t an issue as corflute signs can be reused time and time again, making it ideal for seasonal events and festivals. Often seen in the outside environment being nailed to electricity poles, the corriboard signage option is one that is built to withstand the elements.

At Mesh Direct we are very flexible and are more than willing to customise your corflute signs according to all your needs. Our corflute signage is fully UV stabilised and with the proper care can be used for years. We use the highest quality inks available and our corflute signage is printed directly onto substrate on 3mm or 5mm thick bases.

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Each of these printed signage forms are a great way to advertise your event or festival at an affordable price. If you’re interested to find out more about advertising through printed signage, give us a call on 1300 368 978.

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Why OHS procedures on the worksite are more important than ever

August 21, 2017 / in Blog / by Helen Scheuerer / No Comments

In the wake of two building site accidents last week during Sydney’s wild wind storms, the importance of OHS procedures on a worksite can’t be stressed enough.

Winds of up to 104 kilometres per hour were recorded, causing catastrophic damage across the city, including two separate incidents where walls fell down in construction sites, injuring one worker and tragically killing another. The accidents serve as a reminder to all of us in the building industry, just how vital it is that we put in place and adhere to the correct OHS procedures.

If you’re responsible for a construction or development site, you need to be sure that your knowledge of work health and safety duties is up to scratch. You need to be aware of the most common worksite injuries that occur (cuts and open wounds, sprains and strains and chronic joint or muscle conditions). It’s also your responsibility to assess the work health and safety risks, and that the appropriate precautions are taken to avoid injury to your workers.

All the workers on your site also need to have completed an introductory safety training course called ‘general construction induction training’. This is also commonly known among people in the industry as ‘white card’ training. Ensuring your workers have this certification is also your responsibility as it ensures that they know how to react in particular situations where there are risks to injury.

This of course, is just the tip of iceberg when it comes to the Australian work health and safety standards. For more detailed information on specific guidelines and requirements, as well as specific case studies, visit the Safe Work Australia website here.

If you’re looking for some handy advice, Work Safe Victoria has put together a useful checklist for builders and building trades contractors to help assess the adequacy of health, safety and amenities on new construction sites. You can find the checklist here.

Once you’ve got your knowledge about the standards and requirements under control, you should be considering options for health and safety signage throughout your construction or development site.

Here at Mesh Direct, we’re passionate about ensuring that the workers in our industry are as safe and protected as possible. Which is why we also offer a range of products that can be utilised for safety and directional signage throughout your construction site.

Our corflute signage is ideal for these kinds of signs, it’s also referred to as corrugated plastic signage or corriboard and is a rigid, flat substrate which is highly versatile. It can be applied virtually anywhere and is easy to install on any structure including walls, fences and hoarding.

For more information on any of our signage solutions, get in touch here, or give us a call on 1300 368 978.

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Gaining Exposure Far and Wide with Great Event and Festival Signage

August 15, 2016 / in Blog / by Mesh Direct / No Comments

Festivals and events in general present a monumental opportunity for organisers and sponsors to share their message and promote their brand. These events often see tens of thousands of people congregate to a small enclosed space with fencing and crowd control barriers placed as far as the eye can see. With all these potential marketing and branding opportunities it is vital that they are taken with both hands. There can be many stakeholders involved in putting on an event and we are able to work with organisers and sponsors to visualise and create spectacular branding opportunities. Events attract a large audience with common interests and are ideal places for advertising certain products and brands.

The possibilities are endless and the market is flooded with so many great products such as:

Printed shade cloth

Custom banner mesh

Vinyl hoardings

Mesh fence panels

Corflute signage

Custom crowd control barrier covers

All events are unique in their own way and you can’t apply a cookie cutter approach if you want to achieve optimal branding results. That is why with all these great products it has never been easier to spruce up and individualise your event with beautifully designed and coloured banners to not only promote your brand but to also make the event space more vibrant and nice place to be for the public. With events time is critical, it is vital to have signs in the right place and at the right time- too early and there is nowhere to store them, too late and well, you missed the boat.

If you would like more information on Banners and Signs for Festivals and Events visit our product page here, call our sales team on 1300 368 978 or to get a quote – fill in an enquiry form.

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Corflute Signage: Delivering a Message Cost Effectively

July 15, 2016 / in Blog / by Mesh Direct / No Comments

Corflute signage has been a great addition to the signage arsenal as it boasts a lightweight, versatile signage option that is made from corrugated plastic or corriboard. It presents a rigid, flat surface that can be applied virtually anywhere and by anyone. It’s success and popularity can be partly attributed to its versatility as it can be used in short or long-term projects such as real estate signs, promotional signs, construction site signs, building site signs, compliance signs, tradesman site signage, building site warning signs, security company signs, trade show display signs, in-store promotional, safety, warning signs and first aid signs.

Corflute signage has become an incredibly effective form of signage as it can be placed anywhere and has become quite commonly been placed on fences, light poles and buildings which allows it to have high exposure to large crowds.

It is an incredibly effective marketing tool that in essence, is a very simple and easy form of advertising. There are no restrictions on the colour you can use in your design which enables you to convey your brand or message in whichever way you see fit. It’s easily applicable as it can be affixed to any flat surface using adhesive tape, glue, screws or nails. It can also be easily attached to fencing through metal eyelets in each corner.

It is also an option that will not break the bank and remains a relatively cost effective form of signage. It can replace expensive substrates such as aluminium panels or colour-bond signage. This low-cost form of plastic signage is economical and inexpensive, perfect when needing bulk supplies.

It’s durability is an attractive feature of corflute signage as it is waterproof and the material used to make it means that your message will appear perfectly no matter the weather. Corflute retains ink well and will only start to fade after years of exposure to UV. Corflute signage is exceptionally strong, it is impossible to tear by hand and will take a beating when bumped into.

To find out more about corflute signage, visit our product page here, contact Mesh Direct on 1300 368 978 or fill in an enquiry form.

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Product Videos – Shade Cloth, Banner Mesh & Vinyl

October 23, 2015 / in Blog / by Mesh Direct / No Comments

Take a look at our new product videos that were created to provide our client base with some quick facts about each substrate available at Mesh Direct.

Shade Cloth/Scrim

Premium Banner Mesh

Standard Banner Mesh

Vinyl Banners

Corflute

 

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5 Tips to Ensure a Perfect Banner Installation on Temporary Fencing

5 Tips to Ensure a Perfect Banner Installation on Temporary Fencing

September 01, 2015 / in Blog / by Mesh Direct / No Comments

Your beautifully printed banner mesh has cost you a bit of money but is now all set to repay you in conveying your message –  you just need to install it. Installing banners on fencing is usually a fairly simple task if you know some basic tips and the cornerstone of those tips is tension. A banner that is crooked, sagging or flapping in the breeze can be more damaging than helpful, displaying a lack of care and sloppiness.

Here are some simple tips to ensure you get the best visual result from your next installation:

  1. Purchase the correct substrate and size for your project.  We recommend you always leave some space between the height of the fence and the vertical banner dimension. Our knowledgeable sales consultants will guide you to pick an ideal size and substrate depending on various factors such as wind load, size of fencing, how long you would like to use the banner for etc.
  2. Plan the installation when you can have someone else to help you and weather conditions are favourable.
  3. Use the correct installation method. Cable ties should be interlaced through the grommets and fencing.
  4. The banner should be tightened to the perfect tension ensuring your message displays on a flat canvas
  5. Maintain your banner by regularly checking the tension and making any adjustments as necessary.


This is a great time-lapse video showcasing the installation of a mesh banner at Leichhardt Park Aquatic Centre in Sydney’s Inner West.

At Mesh Direct, we can provide a professional installer to do the job for you if you prefer. Please see our installation service page for more details or contact us on 1300 368 978 or visit www.meshdirect.com.au/get-a-quote/.


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6 Reasons Why You Need Corflute Signage

July 15, 2015 / in Blog / by Mesh Direct / No Comments

If you are looking for sturdy but lightweight signage for your building and construction site, event or real estate listing, corflute signage is your best solution.

Here are 6 reasons why you need corflute signage:

1. Cost Effective
Corflute is a budget friendly signage solution for many applications which can replace expensive substrates such as aluminium panels or colour-bond signage. This low-cost form of plastic signage is economical and inexpensive, perfect when needing bulk supplies.

2. Easy Installation
Corflute is a lightweight substrate that can be installed and removed in a flash, anywhere and by anyone. It can be affixed to any flat surface using adhesive tape, glue, screws or nails. It can be easily attached to fencing through metal eyelets in each corner.

3. Customisable
Corflute can be cut to any shape or size and is adaptable for any space. Corflute blanks are 2400mm x 1200mm and sheets can be cut into multiple shapes and sizes. Corflute can be joined at install effectively making enormous signs.

4. Variety of Uses
Corflute is used in a variety of short or long-term projects such as real estate signs, promotional signs, construction site signs, building site signs, compliance signs, tradesman site signage, building site warning signs, security company signs, trade show display signs, in-store promotional, safety, warning signs and first aid signs.

5. High Print Quality
High-resolution digitally printed corflute provides a high impact and visually appealing signage solution. There are no restrictions on the colour you can use in your design which enables you to convey your brand in the best possible light. At Mesh Direct, the messaging is printed directly onto the substrate with a flatbed printer, rather than using vinyl stickers. This produces a perfect print reproduction at a budget price.

6. Durable
Corflute is waterproof and direct to corflute printing means that your message will appear perfectly no matter the weather. Corflute retains ink well and will only start to fade after years of exposure to UV. Corflute board is exceptionally strong, it is impossible to tear by hand and will take a beating when bumped into.

Corflute has many applications and its price and durability make it a very attractive medium. Before considering more expensive alternatives, we urge our clients to look at corflute first.

To read technical specifications about corflute, visit our web page – http://meshdirect.com.au/products/corflute-signage/.

For more information or to obtain a quote, call one of our friendly consultants on 1300 368 798.

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