L&S is a waste management company based in Hampshire. They specialise in providing a wide range of services including waste removal, skip hire, muck away, aggregates, ready mixed concrete, concrete pumping and a road sweeper service. They also operate one of the largest, newest and environmentally efficient fleets of state of the art vehicles.
What did the company want to achieve?
In May 2023, Fun & Active Playgrounds visited L&S Waste Management to install a pedestrian walkway at their Portsmouth depot. Health and safety of employees and visitors is of a high priority at L&S Waste, the desired outcome was for them to have a clearly marked and vibrant walkway for staff and visitors to travel safely across the site. L&S Waste Management has a large fleet of vehicles travelling to and from the depot on a regular basis, and the requested vibrant markings allowed for clear segregation between vehicles and pedestrians.
How did we help them achieve their desired outcome?
We first met with the Assistant Operations Manager at L&S Waste Management to understand his requirements and specifications for the project. This initial meeting was on one of our free virtual surveys, where we used a Google Earth aerial image of their site and plotted out a variety of possible routes for the walkway. We then carried out a site survey in order to finalise the project and to plan how the team were to execute the work whilst the busy waste management site was still in operation.
To help them achieve their desired outcome, we created a 1.2 m x 65 m walkway across the site in Portsmouth. We used Methyl Methcrylate Cold Plastic (MMA) to create the walkway, which is an ultra-durable, slip-resistant and hard wearing surface paint; an ideal product for a high traffic and safety conscious company. L&S Waste opted for the walkway to be in green with a yellow thermoplastic line edging; not only making the walkway clearly visible to pedestrians and drivers but also to match their branding. We also installed a 60cm thermoplastic walking man road marking every 4m to again clearly indicate the pedestrian walkway. Finally, we installed thermoplastic “Look Both Ways” lettering at all crossing points, in order to remind pedestrians of the high levels of traffic that pass through the site at regular intervals.
Our comments on the finished project
We thoroughly enjoyed working with L&S Waste Management to execute this project. It was rewarding to contribute to the improvement of safety within the waste management sector; a different environment as to what the team is used to working in. By providing clear and visible road markings, we have facilitated a smoother traffic flow, a safer environment for staff and visitors, as well as enhanced the overall efficiency of waste collection and disposal operations. We took pride in delivering high-quality markings that were durable, long-lasting, and tailored to the specific needs of L&S Waste Management.
Testimonial from the company
“The experience for me was very easy and stress free, from the initial call to the guys coming to site to measure up and provide a quote, I cannot fault the process. I would highly recommend Fun & Active! They have a very professional and competent team and I will be using them for our other sites in the area.”