At Signsmart, our focus is on one thing: helping you build a safer workplace.
While that usually involves preventing workplace accidents using workplace safety signs, recently that’s shifted to ALSO include protection from illness.
While working from home (WFH) may have become the new normal for many over the past weeks and months, there are some workplaces where it simply isn’t possible.
And for the companies and businesses who are still running with a skeleton crew, it’s important that you take steps to look after employee health.
What does that mean for you? What can you do to keep your team safe?
And how do workplace safety signs come into the picture?
The role of workplace safety signs in the battle against COVID
Many businesses have had to change the way they do things in order to keep their staff and their customers safe. If you’ve gone to the supermarket recently, you’ll no doubt have seen the tape along the floor, and the paper printouts outlining distancing policies.
No doubt you’ve wondered about whether or not your business needs to adopt similar policies.
While we can’t help you come to that decision – only you can, based on how many people work there, how many customers you deal with and your risk – we CAN help you communicate these policies and ensure that they’re followed.
The secret? If you said “workplace safety signs”, you’d be 100% correct!
While our main business may be hazchem signs, emergency information panels and the like, that doesn’t mean we can’t use our impressive range of safety signage to help you look after the health and wellbeing of everyone at your business.
Signsmart has a whole range of COVID 19 signs – covering hand sanitiser stations, social distancing as well as floor discs and many others – feel free to give us a call on (03) 9687 3050 & we can send you a copy of our full range.
We’ve seen a big uptick in the usage of face masks and gloves over the last couple of months. It’s only one of the steps many businesses are taking to keep their staff and guests safe.
Of course, not everyone’s on board.
Here’s something we’ve noticed: the more “official-looking” (for lack of a better word) that a workplace sign looks, the more likely it is to be followed.
Just compare a paper printout taped to a door to a proper, printed no entry sign made of metal.
Which one are you more likely to take seriously?
Not only does the second look more professional, but it also signals that you’re serious about this particular rule. It tells people that you’ve thought it through, and that this is a proper rule, not just a polite request.
If you’re thinking of putting up a face mask sign to outline your company’s policy, we suggest shelling out for proper signs to ensure that everyone in your workplace is gloved and properly masked-up!
Site safety panels
While primarily used around construction sites, there’s nothing saying that you can’t use site safety panels for your workplace!
- Mandatory PPE
- Site policies
- Hazard warnings
This is just some of the information you can communicate using site safety panels – each site safety panel we make is customised. After all, each site ro workplace has its own rules – a generic sign simply wouldn’t fly!
If you’re looking for a way to communicate your new COVID-19 procedures, custom site safety panels are a great way of getting the message across.
We don’t talk about our custom whiteboards all that much – our focus is on workplace safety signs like hazchem signs and emergency information panels.
Don’t be fooled, however – our custom whiteboards are just as high-quality as our workplace safety signs, and with similar turnaround times too.
We know what you’re thinking: what do whiteboards have to do with viruses and sickness?
The truth is that our whiteboards can be whatever you make of them, and that includes being a part of your COVID plan.
Many of our custom whiteboards are used to keep track of metrics. We create whiteboards with printed-on calendars, spreadsheets and axes for charts and graphs.
There’s nothing that says you can’t use this to keep track of important COVID-related information.
For instance, we can create a custom whiteboard with each of your precautions listed in a table such as:
- Hand washing at set intervals
- Undergoing a temperature check
- Staggered lunch breaks
You can get your team to fill in the cells in the table they go, ensuring that your system is adhered to. For example, each staff member can write the time they take their lunch to ensure that the break room doesn’t get too full and that you’ll have a chance to quickly wipe things down.
More than just hazchem signs – Signsmart keeps your business safe in more ways than one
It may sound like overkill, sure, especially with the numbers starting to look up.
With predictions that it might be some time before we see a vaccine and the ever-present risk of a second wave of infections however, it’s important that businesses like yours stay vigilant and stay on the alert.
And workplace safety signs can help you do that.
So you’ve already got arrangements in place, and have ways of communicating them – great! However, that doesn’t mean that you don’t need workplace safety signs – after all, there are plenty of other risks and hazards at every workplace.
Whatever it is you need, get in touch with Signsmart and we’ll get the job done in no time.