Workplace Safety – The Importance of Safety Signs
Safety signs are all around us within the workplace, regardless of if you work in an office space or within a manufacturing setting, you are likely surrounded by various safety signs. Whilst these signs can sometimes fade into the background during the working day, they form an essential part of any workplace, especially in high-risk jobs where lives could be at risk if safety precautions are not adhered to at every stage.
In this article, we take a closer look at just how important safety signs are within the workplace, highlighting some of the major benefits they can bring to your company.
Why Invest In Safety Signs For Your Business?
Safety signs are an essential part of any business, and in some cases are a legal requirement for health and safety purposes, so it’s essential you know exactly what is expected of you when it comes to safety signage. The importance of safety signs cannot be understated, and there are a number of reasons that your business should invest in high-quality safety signs. Here are just a few of the most prominent reasons why:
The most important function of safety signs is to remind employees at critical/important junctures to be careful and remain aware. Safety signs can be installed pretty much anywhere and can contain any message that your business requires in order to keep your employees as safe as possible within the workplace. Regardless of the industry your business operates within, there is a high probability that you will require some form of safety sign, whether that be something as simple as a ‘Caution: Low Beam’ sign.
Any business owners’ main priority should be to keep all of their employees safe at all times, so it’s essential that you take every precaution available, starting with investing in a simple plastic label safety sign.
Safety signs would be best used for educational purposes if you work within a manufacturing or engineering workplace, where dangers are all around you, especially if you have new employees coming into the business on a regular basis.
Safety signs are often the first interaction new employees will have with best practice when it comes to safety, so it’s essential that you have signs that concisely and clearly communicate the information you require. Don’t be afraid to invest in too many safety signs, it’s vital that your business overprepares for every eventuality where possible.
If your business has the chance to prevent an accident through the installation of a simple sign, would you take that opportunity? Of course you would. That’s why it’s essential that signs are used as a preventative measure within the workplace.
Safety signs are especially important for anyone who works in outdoor environments where hazards are always present. Construction and marine workers are two of the obvious occupations that will often work outdoors, so it’s essential that safety signs are in place to prevent the risk of serious injury. When it comes to installing the right kind of safety sign to cope with the environmental pressures faced from working outdoors, we would strongly recommend using weatherproof outdoor labels to ensure the longevity of any safety signs your business installs.
Whilst a safety sign’s primary function is to keep your employees safe whilst at work, they can also be used for security purposes too. You can find a great example of this within retail, with some areas of the premises restricted for employees only; signs that display this are not only used for security purposes to ensure customers do not enter employee-only areas, but are also essential to shopper safety, especially if any form of machinery is used in the stockroom.
Whilst many businesses will already have safety signs installed within their premises, it’s important to note that keeping your signage up-to-date is essential. If you have any out-of-date signage within your business, it’s essential that this is updated and rectified as soon as possible as this could cause more issues with employee safety.
If you are looking to install some brand-new safety signs throughout your business premises, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our experts today. At GSM Graphic Arts, we have over 40 years’ experience dealing with a whole host of projects from a wide range of companies. When purchasing with us, you can rest assured you will receive the very best products, service and aftercare.
Please feel free to get in touch with our experienced team today by calling 01845 522184 to speak to an advisor directly. Alternatively, you can choose to get in touch via our online enquiry form, and we will endeavour to answer your query as quickly as possible.