OmniGrip Direct installs Safety Path higher visibility linemarking and pavement marking for roads, bicycle lanes, paths, car parks, industrial sites and buildings. Using the natural science of photoluminescence, in darkness Safety Path’s coatings emit stored light so that the lines and pavement markings can be seen to guide people to safety.
How it works
Safety Path’s linemarking and pavement markings absorb and store daylight and electric light. When light levels fall, the Safety Path linemarking and pavement marking emits the stored light creating a line or marking with enhanced visibility compared to standard painted lines.
Safety Path’s coatings are available for bitumen, asphalt, concrete and common building surfaces, and can be used indoors and outdoors. They are available as Safety Path WhiteLiteTM and Safety Path PureLiteTM, each with differing degrees of whiteness in daylight and the resultant brightness of the line at night. Safety Path Thermolite Purelite is our highest performing line available for use on public roads.
When used on roads, bicycle lanes and in car parks, the headlights of every passing vehicle re-energises the Safety Path linemarking and pavement marking, extending the longevity of the enhanced visibility line.
In daylight and bright moonlight, Safety Paths linemarking and pavement marking looks and functions like ordinary lines, but in dark conditions it emits stored light enhancing its visibility and the consequential safety benefits for road users, workers and the public.
A significant advantage of Safety Path’s lines and markings on roads is that it is more visible to some road users, bicycle riders and pedestrians than ordinary linemarking, and is significantly cheaper to install and operate than electric road lighting. There’s no electricity emissions, and no roadside poles that become new roadside hazards. It gives road agencies, road managers and Councils an option for affordably treating dark high-risk roads without the design, construction and operating costs of electric road lighting.
OmniGrip Direct is an authorised supplier and installer of Safety Path photoluminescent linemarking and pavement marking on roads. Safety Path works with APAS accredited paint manufacturers to develop its coatings. OmniGrip Direct and Safety Path are part of the SmarterLite Group of companies.
SPECIAL safety APPLICATIONS
When the power or lighting fail within industrial or commercial buildings and sites, workers may be trapped in a high-risk environment, or even in complete darkness within an enclosed area. When Safety Path coatings are used as a guideline or to mark the extent of safe walkways, trapped workers can still find their way to safety.
Combined with Safety Path‘s Photoluminescent Stair Treads, Handrails, Warning Signs and Exit Signs, even in a blackout your employees will be safe. Speak to your Occupational Health & Safety representatives and facility manager about how and where Safety Path PL paint can improve workplace safety by reducing the risk of injury when the lighting fails.
Indoor and outdoor car parks may be poorly lit and your employees and customers may not feel safe. By using Safety Path coatings for linemarking, pavement marking and pedestrian crossings, drivers and pedestrians can still safely find their way when they leave work after-dark or when the lighting has failed.
Safety Path linemarking and pavement marking can be complemented by our range of Safety Path PL Warning Signs that remain visible in darkness. This reduces the risk of pedestrians being hit by vehicles, and enables drivers to clearly see car parking bays, car park aisles, pavement arrows and pedestrian crossings.
Safety Path linemarking and pavement marking is substantially cheaper to install and operate than lighting an outdoor car park, or installing backup power systems for existing lighting.
Safety Path linemarking and pavement marking on roads makes vital lines and markings more visible in poor light conditions and darkness. It is suitable for sites where there is a history of night-time crashes, or a high-risk of night-time crashes, that could be reduced by improved delineation and where headlights may not sufficiently light the path of travel.
Example locations are:
- small radius curves and hairpin turns
- sag curves (dips)
- bicycle paths
- combined bicycle and pedestrian paths (shared user paths / SUP’s).
Safety Path linemarking and pavement marking can be applied to the kerbs of raised concrete islands, and on concrete crash barriers, as well as road surfaces. Our range of Safety Path PL Warning Signs complement the Safety Path coating range to increase the visibility of vital warning messages.
Safety Path PL linemarkings and pavement markings are suitable for bitumen, asphalt and concrete.
Two options are available:
- WhiteLiteTM, which is closer in appearance to a standard white line in daylight
- PureLiteTM, which has a slightly different colour in daylight but much higher night-time visibility.
Safety Path coatings are available as water-borne, cold-applied plastic and thermoplastic (Thermolite) options.
Safety Path PL Linemarking is significantly cheaper to install and operate than standard road lighting and along with Safety Path PL Warning Signs, it should be the first step to addressing night-time delineation issues on public and private roads.
Example Thermolite thermoplastic applications using Safety Path PureLite are in Victoria, Australia, at:
- Bendigo Creek, Bendigo
- Whittlesea – Kinglake Road
- Kinglake – Healesville Road
- Metung Road.
With bicycle lights often not bright enough to light the road or path surface far ahead for the speed of the rider, using Safety Path linemarking and pavement marking for the lane or path edge line and centre line can guide riders along unlit bicycle lanes and bicycle paths during their evening commute or fitness ride home from work.
With Safety Path linemarking having enhanced visibility, bicycles lanes along unlit roads will have increased visibility, reducing the likelihood of a vehicle driver encroaching within the lane. On off-road paths, the enhanced visibility of Safety Path PL lines assists riders with following unlit paths.
- Linemarking on dark high-risk roads
- Pavement marking (arrows, messages, etc)
- Night-crash Blackspots
- Pedestrian crossings / crosswalks
- Kerbs of raised concrete islands
- Crash barriers
- Unlit walking paths
- Unlit bicycle paths
- Unlit bicycle lanes
- Unlit shared paths
- Interactive public art
- Passive lighting
- Industrial facilities
- Shopping centres
- Multi-storey car parks
- Indoor car parks
- Outdoor car parks