Hazchem signs. Emergency information Panels (EIPs). Dangerous goods signs and labels.
Our online sign shop stocks a huge range of each of these signs, as well as standard signs like warning signs, mandatory signs and more, all of which help you keep your workplace safe.
Of course, there’s no such thing as a sign for every occasion.
Nowhere is this more problematic than for businesses that deal with hazardous chemicals. Just look at the list of UN numbers – there are literally thousands of entries, all of which require signage to ensure that workers, visitors and drivers stay safe.
While our stock is huge, there are bound to be a handful of occasions where you won’t be able to find the exact sign you need from any sign manufacturer’s catalogue.
Luckily for you, that’s exactly why we manufacture custom safety signs on top of our regular catalogue!
How custom are our custom safety signs, anyway?
The word “custom” means different things to different people. While we advertise our ability to create custom signs, it’s important that you understand just how our signs can be customised.
Only then can you be sure that we can make you the signs you need to keep your workplace safe!
Luckily for you, our custom sign service can customise your safety signs in a number of different ways, covering you no matter what it is that you need.
First thing to figure out: do you need a clean-sheet design, or a template sign?
The first step in figuring out what sign you need is deciding whether you need a clean sheet design or if a template will do.
While some sign printers will only do one or the other, Signsmart does both, allowing us to meet your needs exactly.
Do you need hazchem signs for a rare substance that you can’t find elsewhere? If so, a template is the way to go – we’ll take the standard hazchem and EIP template, doing the research and substituting in the relevant information (alternatively, you can simply forward it to us).
In other cases though, you might need a completely custom sign.
You have the choice of sending through a rough mockup of what you want the sign to look like, complete with colours, formatting and pictograms and leave it to our design team to put it together. Alternatively, you can simply give us your policy, and we’ll take the lead – it’s all up to you!
Customising your safety signs: what sort of requests our team can accommodate
1) Custom hazchem signs and EIPs
There are a lot of different chemicals and substances out there – while we have a large inventory of hazchem signs and emergency information panels for the most common ones ready to go, the rarer ones can be a bit harder to track down.
Using templates, our custom sign designers ensure that you have the right signs to deal with whatever chemicals you work with. Our hard work ensures that the signs are the right signs, use the correct format and follow all relevant Australian and international standards.
All you need to do is give us the details and we’ll do the rest (alternatively, our team can do the leg work for you if you need us to!)
H3> 2) Custom caution signs
You’ve got caution signs to warn against your common hazards and dangers:
- Wet floors
- Tripping hazards
- Heavy machinery
- Hidden steps
But what about more niche hazards?
While you can get away with using a generic sign, the best way to alert workers and visitors of the risk is with a sign that specifically calls out the specific risk they’ll face. Only then can they adjust their behaviour to protect themselves.
And that requires a custom sign.
Tell us what the hazard is, and our team can create custom warning signs complete with easy-to-understand pictograms that immediately communicate both the risk and what they need to do to stay safe.
3) Custom signs to communicate your policy
Say you have a very specific emergency plan to deal with chemical spills. In these cases, the information is completely unique, and won’t fit into any existing template.
The solution? A completely new, clean-sheet safety sign.
A great example of this is your fire escape route.
No two buildings are the same, so naturally, you’re going to need a custom sign for this. Just send us your floorplans and point out where your fire escapes and extinguishers are located – we’ll create a sign that features all of this information in full-colour.
4) Custom prohibition signs
There are some objects where it just makes sense to ban them from certain parts of your workplace:
- Phones can be a dangerous distraction
- Cigarettes can be a fire hazard (and can conflict with indoor smoking laws)
- Drinking and eating on the job is a major no-no
These are just some things you might prohibit using prohibition signs.
But what if you need to prohibit something a little bit less common?
In these cases where you can’t find the sign you need, you’ll need a custom safety sign. Luckily for you, our signage experts can provide just that!
The Signsmart difference
We customise safety signs and any panels to adhere to OHS
Hazchem signs and emergency information panels aren’t the only signs that are required by Australian laws to follow very specific guidelines – OHS laws set out what a wide variety of different signs need to look like, as well as what they need to have on them.
Thanks to years of experience, we understand each of these requirements.
The result? Our team can create signs that help keep your team safe, while also ensuring that your workplace stays compliant with Australian regulations.
You’d think that custom signs would take longer to get to you right?
At Signsmart, we’re proud to offer some of the fastest turnaround times in the industry, with the ability to get signs to you – including custom safety signs – within 2 days.
That’s our goal – and the vast majority of the time, we’re able to offer just that!
Signs are crucial for keeping your workplace safe, no matter what it is that you do. Thanks to our ability to pump out custom signs quickly and our fast delivery options, we’re able to ensure you aren’t left without sign coverage for long.
While we’re based in Victoria, we can ship anywhere in Australia!
Looking for custom-made safety signs?
Let Signsmart do it for you!
Whether it’s a clean-sheet design or template, if you need a custom safety sign made, our team can make it happen.
We’ll help you figure out what you’re looking for and deliver high-quality safety signs made especially for you. Together, we’ll help keep your team safe.