Safety signs have always been an important part of the workplace and for businesses that value the safety and security of their customers. Especially right now, during the COVID-10 Pandemic, safety is of the utmost importance to keep people from spreading infection. Well placed and clear safety signs draw attention to safety first and assure employees and customers that their well-being is of paramount concern.
The best way to enforce safe working behavior and reduce risks of injury, accident or infection is with well placed safety signs that clearly communicate needed information. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) have set out guidelines for the proper way for safety signs to be displayed. And here at SpeedPro, we are experts at assuring that all Safety Signs which we provide strictly conform to those standards and guidelines. SpeedPro safety signs provide detailed information to ensure safe decision making, are highly colorful to attract attention and clearly communicate even across language barriers via easily understood symbols and via Braille for the benefit of the seeing-impaired.
On construction sites, safety signs are very important due to the specific dangers that exist in unfinished buildings and the presence of hazardous materials, and large powerful machines that require care when handling. Placing clear safety signs around a site before work begins is a best practice to ensure that projects reach completion without unnecessary stoppage for emergency situations.
Locations such as gyms, schools, hospitals, stores and restaurants definitely benefit at this time from including reminders of basic safety and hygiene practices. Reminders to wash hands and instructions of best handwashing techniques have proven invaluable at preventing the spread of disease. The best defense against injury, accident, and disease is being informed and the best way to be informed is with constant reminders of potential dangers.
For a variety of businesses, such as restaurants and amusement parks, smart signage using NFC InfoLnkX technology helps make signs even safer by removing the need to touch a menu or map to get information. Guests simply need to hold their smartphones up to smart signs to have site information open automatically. Digital signs can be used to display scrolling safety notices. Ensure that your workplace is a 6-foot socially distantt compliant office by measuring out and placing safety signage so everyone knows when they are within 6 ft. of coworkers. This can be accomplished with floor decals as well as wall signs or A-Frame signs placed throughout the workplace.
ADA (American Disability Act) safety signs help the differently-abled navigate a world that has been designed without their needs in mind. Clearly marked emergency exit signs are known as Life Safety Signs. ADA compliant graphics and signs must adhere to precise design specifications, governing the size of width and height, where they can be mounted or placed. The font type of the text, as many fonts, can be more difficult to read with vision issues. And Braille cells located beneath the visual lines of text can be made for those who can not see at all. These specifications also include high contrast colors carrying a 70% brightness difference, and ADA sign pictograms with simple, centralized symbols that signify important information for those who may not be able to read.
Floor decals can encourage and remind customers about social distancing needs while in line to purchase products or when speaking to a representative. Window cling safety signs remind customers of COVID-19 precautions and rules before they enter the premises. From “we’re open” signs outside to “mask-wearing” signs, window clings help keep customers informed and safe.
Directional signs are important because they inform customers on the correct areas to go to find the things they need. Properly placed wayfinding directional signs increase the safety of everyone by ensuring that no particular area becomes congested. Social distancing is extremely important. However, even when things return to normal it is always nice to have a little elbow room to move around unimpeded.
Keep people safe, address potential fears, bring in business and create a sanitary work environment by keeping everyone informed with safety signs from SpeedPro. Our innovative and skilled professionals manufacture and design signs with the latest ANSI and OSHA safety standards to create compelling and valuable safety signs. Update your safety signs with the assurance that the safety of employees and customers is a paramount concern for your brand identity.