IRL announce a new range of Floor Demarcations

IRL Group has recently added a range of heavy-duty laminated vinyl to complement our traditional resin coated floor markings offer, PermaRoute® is the world's only complete floor marking system. Over many years the range has been developed to encompass every section of floor marking for factories, warehouses, assembly areas and logistic bases.

With PermaRoute® you're not restricted to simple lines. It's a versatile floor marking system which allows you to develop a clear set of visual aids to ensure that your facility not only looks clean and efficient but also helps your process controls.

PermaRoute® can be created bespoke to suit your requirements; we can offer lines, angles, joins, shapes and outlines in all industry standard colours. Our team are experts in specification and can provide advice that has been gathered from dealing with companies as varied as aerospace, automotive, logistics and defence to name a few.

Custom components can be created to your specification further expanding the possibilities making PermaRoute® a site wide floor marking solution, available now.

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IRL invest in Health and Safety

IRL have implemented the following innovation that not only reduces the health and safety risks to an acceptable level but, in their application are reasonable, practicable and of benefit to users:

Safety is of paramount importance to IRL and working with suppliers, contractors and client to seek out new working methods and equipment will deliver solutions that benefit us all.

IRL review accident investigations, AFR, HSE accident statistical data, near miss and hazard Identification trends to determine where innovative measures are required to reduce the risk of harm. IRL have taken this information to a new level and whilst they have acted upon Noise and Dust Risk Assessments they have now implemented new health surveillance procedures to include more frequent hearing tests.They have achieved this by investing in an Audiology Booth.

The Acoustic Integrity of the Audiology Booth has be designed for the use of screening Audiometry tests and has been positioned in a secluded room that has been designed specifically for our Occupational Health Nurse.

The Audiometric Booth employs an outer skin of polyester painted steel and an inner face of specially perforated polyester painted galvanised steel. The integral acoustic absorbent infill is inert and non-combustible and is retained between the inner and outer skins forming the acoustic panels.

The finished panel thickness is 50mm thick and due to the bonded construction of the panel’s forms a uniform mass enhanced Acoustic Booth.

Prehistorically organising hearing tests proved quite difficult as the mobile testing booth was only available during certain times and scheduling this in with numerous contracts spread across the country was no mean feat. IRL employees can now be tested on a regular basis when they are booked in to see the occupational nurse.

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IRL Group adds new Colour Chart to “The Good Flooring Guide”

IRL Group has extended the scope of “The Good Flooring Guide” to include a colour chart offering a range of popular colours and supplied under our “Standard” Range – many other colours are available (including RAL, BS, & Pantone) to order, and come in a variety of finishes, meaning not only can you get a guide as to the typical cost of a resin floor, but also choose the colour at the same time!

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The Easter shutdown period has again been extremely busy for IRL Group Limited. We successfully completed works for Clients where the need for continuous production is a must and windows for production to cease are limited to shutdown periods. Our Clients come to us because they know they can rely on us being prompt and efficient causing minimal disruption to their working patterns.

Clear, Concise and Effective - The floor markings range from IRL Group Ltd will ensure that inside or outside demarcations will always be seen, keeping pedestrians safe. DO YOU HAVE AN AREA IN MIND FOR THE MAY BANK HOLIDAY SHUTDOWNS?

Demarcation Lines

Please contact us to discuss any areas you have that may require attention during the May Bank Holidays, areas may include:

  • Fire Exits
  • Hatchings
  • Zebra Crossings
  • Pedestrian Logos
  • Speed Circles
  • Directional Arrows
  • Signage (Numbers and Letters)
  • Walkway Linings

These areas are created with varying degrees of slip-resistance finishes (if required) and in accordance with H&S requirements.


If you feel that your Workplace and Employees would work more safely and benefit from this type of demarcation please do not hesitate to contact us for a site visit.




IRL Group is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the prestigious Investors in People mark for the third time since 2006.

The Investors in People award helps organisations to develop their employees, improve performance and realise objectives through effective management. As a national standard for good business practice in the UK, it also provides external recognition to demonstrate how people-focused a business is, which in return attracts and retains employees.

In total 12 people from across the business including the MD and apprentices were interviewed, key strengths centred around:

  • Clear direction and clear priorities which are understood by everyone
  • A continued strong commitment to Health and Safety
  • Proactive, planned and effective training and development opportunities open to everyone
  • An open, approachable and consultative leadership style
  • Involving and engaging people in decision making at all levels
  • A culture of continuous improvement and review

Stewart Jones MD of IRL said:

"it is our mission to be the leading independent flooring company in the UK and to achieve this we focus on providing a high quality standard of service and advice that is built on the skills of our employees who are without doubt our greatest asset"

IRL are also committed to Health and Safety and are accredited to SafeContractor and CHAS


IRL are also committed to the Health and Safety of their employees.

In keeping with recent legislation changes IRL have had all employees Face Fit tested for respiratory wear and all employees are issued with an ID badge, all employees also receive regular health surveillance from our occupational nurse.


We are also pleased to announce that we are now Link-up approved. Achilles identifies, qualifies, evaluates and monitors suppliers so buyers for the worlds largest corporations can develop long term mutually beneficial relationships with reliable qualified suppliers to the Rail Industry.

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Apprentices Honoured At The FeRFA Awards Dinner

At the FeRFA Awards Dinner at the Belfry Hotel this month our apprentices took to the stage to receive their NVQ Level 2 Diplomas, FeRFA certificates and ID badges from Terry Foxley, the FeRFA trainer.

The two year scheme involves a great commitment from both the employer and apprentice trainee, and celebrating this achievement is the highlight of the evening.

Guest presenters Ray Stubbs and Mark Lawrenson welcomed the apprentice graduates from Resin Groups 5 and 6 and Surface Preparation Groups 3 and 4:

Our apprentices achieving the NVQL2 in In Situ Resin Flooring were: Mark Whitworth, Alan McAlinden and Jason McAlinden.

Training is an excellent way to share best practice, knowledge and skills which in turn raises quality standards within an industry sector. Apprenticeship courses attract newcomers to the industry, introduce new skills and move the industry forward, to give clients confidence that they are dealing with a trained and qualified workforce. Resin flooring and surface preparation are highly specialist occupations and through the FeRFA Apprenticeship Schemes, a training route is available to acquire knowledge and skills to achieve the NVQ Level 2 Diploma.