Thanks to your morning safety briefings, onboarding process and workplace safety signs, each of your employees knows exactly how to stay safe around the hazardous chemicals you work with.
There’s just one problem: your employees aren’t the only people who are at risk.
Spare a thought for people who might be affected by a spill or a leak while your chemicals are still in transit:
- Pedestrians and passers-by
- Emergency services and first responders
- Truck drivers and couriers
Most of them won’t have gone through the intense briefing (or have access to the required PPE) that your team does. How do you ensure that they know what to do if a spill happens?
It’s because of this that emergency information panels (EIP) are a MUST in transporting dangerous goods.
Emergency Information Panels (EIPs) are crucial when transporting dangerous goods by roads
Emergency information panels (EIPs) are a crucial part of the safety equation. And not just inside your business, either – they also have a role to play in keeping people safe outside as well.
In addition to inside, EIPs can also be used outside when transporting hazardous goods and substances.
Transport EIPs differ from regular old storage EIPs by including additional information to help couriers, drivers and emergency services such as:
- Substance name
- UN number
- Dangerous goods placard
- Hazchem reference
- Emergency contact information
Including all this extra information, both on the vehicle and individual containers themselves, can help by…
Telling emergency services what they’re dealing with
Emergency information panels (EIPs) communicate safety messages. However, they can communicate much more than that – the codes used on them can also ensure public safety by:
- Telling emergency services exactly what they’re dealing with
- Highlighting the risks and hazards
- Identifying the specific disposal method
While most emergency responders won’t know the nitty-gritty details, they’ll know what these codes mean and the information the emergency safety sign is trying to tell them, allowing them to call in a specialist in the event of a leak or accident.
Protects motorists and drivers
Say a container falls off the back of one of your trucks (and miraculously doesn’t break) – what’s to stop a bystander from approaching it and trying to see what’s inside?
Transport EIPs ensure that passers-by don’t get tempted to open the container up to see what’s inside – the strong warning, as well as the hazchem diamond that comes standard on each transport EIP will scare them off!
Not only that, but by giving guidance, EIPs ensure that people know what they need to do and who to call in order to stay safe should the worst happen while they’re out on the road.
Ensures you comply with your legal requirements
The legislation that covers transporting dangerous goods by road and rail has a lot to say about your legal requirements and obligations as the sender.
One of these is that the cargo is property identified.
And that requires signage – specifically, emergency information panels.
Transport EIPs are essential if you plan on transporting dangerous goods by road. You’ll need to ensure that the truck, as well as the containers you use are all properly identified with dangerous goods signs and labels.
Fail to do so, and you could be slapped with a hefty fine!
How Signsmart can help you with your EIPs
Transport emergency information panels (EIPs) is an important component in delivering and transporting dangerous goods.
And when it comes to emergency information panels, Signsmart is the team to call!
Signsmart can help you with all of your EIP requirements, whether for transport or storage. We ensure that you get high-quality signages that suit your industry and the goods you ship out.
Custom safety signs
There are a LOT of different hazardous goods and chemicals out there – so much so that it’s impossible to have a large enough inventory of signs ready to go for every occasion.
Luckily, we’re able to quickly print custom safety signs, including transport EIPs from a range of templates.
Whatever your business specialises in, we can get you the sign you need. If you can’t find what you are looking for in our online catalogue, don’t worry – our team will immediately get to work printing one.
And thanks to express delivery, you won’t even have to wait for it to turn up – even our 100% clean-sheet signs can be ready and at your doorstep by the following day!
Speaking of which…
Get fast delivery Australia-wide
Are you based out of regional Queensland? Or Sydney’s western suburbs? Are you just down the road from us in north Melbourne?
Wherever you’re based, we can get you the signs you need with minimal turnaround time.
We understand that each moment counts – every second without proper sign coverage is a risk.
That’s why we work so hard to ensure that we get your signs to you when you need them, and not a moment sooner.
We’re on your timetable. We can even make and deliver your EIP signs on the same day! Signsmart has a variety of hazchem signs and emergency information panels (EIPs) that suit every substance and dangerous materials.
We’re experts when it comes to Australian hazchem standards
The laws surrounding hazchem transport and storage are long, labyrinthian and complex. There’s a lot to unpack, and a lot of different requirements you’ll have to follow.
This extends to something as relatively straightforward as signage too:
- Minimum sign size
- Locations of signs
- Design and icons/graphics
It’s a lot to take in – luckily, that’s why we’re here.
Our team are experts in all things signage, including the regulations and laws surrounding emergency information panels. We’re here to answer all of your questions and ensure that your signs are set up properly.
Call Signsmart for fast and reliable emergency information panels (EIPs)
Transporting dangerous goods by road means you’ll need reliable and high-quality emergency information panels (EIPs).
Luckily, that’s something our online sign shop specialises in.
Let Signsmart help you with all of your EIP requirements and ensure your hazchem safety.
Storing and transporting hazardous goods is not an easy task – with the help of Signsmart however, it’ll at least be safe!
Explore our online sign shop to find what you are looking for.
You can also visit us for emergency information panels in Melbourne: pop into our office at 122 Whitehall Street, Footscray, VIC 3011.