Factories are more dangerous than other types of workplaces.
And because of that, the right safety signs are even more important!
Of course, when it comes to factory safety, a handful of first aid signs won’t do the trick. No, you’ll want to fit the entire factory out with a range of different workplace safety signs.
But what types of signs exactly?
The usual suspects
You can’t talk about workplace safety signs in factories without talking about danger and caution signs.
Like the name suggests, these signs are all about alerting your workers to the hazards and dangers they’ll face when working for you.
When it comes to factories, these dangers and hazards often take the form of:
- Slips, trips and falls
- Heavy loads
Danger and caution signs warn against these outcomes, helping prevent each of these dangers and hazards from eventuating.
Whether it’s an accident with heavy machinery or a tripping hazard, danger signs are a crucial part of factory safety.
Many factories (yours included) probably have certain types of PPE that must be worn, or specific procedures that must be followed no matter what.
Mandatory safety signs can help with this.
Our range of workplace safety signs includes a huge range of mandatory signs, covering all sorts of mandatory equipment such as goggles, gloves, earmuffs and more.
Say you have an industrial saw that you use to cut pieces of metal. It’s a loud process that can cause permanent hearing damage – be sure to warn against this with signs warning visitors to the risk, as well as signs mandating hearing protection.
You’ve got mandatory signs outlining what must be worn or done to maintain site safety. But what about all the things that shouldn’t be done?
In these cases, you need prohibition signs.
These can be for common sense safety-related reasons – for example, your factory may ban phone usage on the floor to prevent distraction. In others, it could just be to create a pleasant working environment.
In some, it could be to meet your legal obligations – for example, a no smoking sign to ensure that you’re meeting your obligations under Australian tobacco laws.
Other types of workplace safety signs found in factories
That covers the usual suspects – however, those aren’t the only types of workplace safety signs you’ll find in a factory. If you want to ensure that your factory is healthy and safe, we recommend fitting it out with…
Hazchem signs and emergency information panels
Are some of your supplies or finished products hazardous chemicals? If so, there’s no way around it – you’ll need to kit your workplace out with hazchem signs and emergency information panels.
- The dangers it poses
- Its volatility
- How to deal with a fire or accident
Ideally, these signs should be hung up not only in storage areas, but also at entrances, as well as on the containers themselves.
This is a type of workplace safety sign that doesn’t get much coverage!
Many larger factories have their own loading and unloading zones, where trucks come in every day to drop off deliveries of materials and pick up goods for distribution. Naturally, these factories will need traffic signs.
However, that doesn’t mean that smaller ones don’t need traffic lines!
While your loading bay might be much smaller, traffic signs are essential if you’re to avoid an accident or a traffic jam at your factory. Traffic signs don’t just mandate speed limits, but also direct drivers towards loading areas, and help dictate the flow of traffic.
Emergency and safety signs
We know what you’re thinking. “Why do I need first aid or fire service signs? After all, my team knows where the extinguishers and first aid kits are.”
That may be true. But can you say the same for visitors?
Emergency and safety signs can point visitors towards crucial equipment in the case of an emergency:
- Emergency stop buttons
- First aid kits and defibrillators
- Fire hoses and extinguishers
- Emergency phones
- Respirators and breathing equipment
Not only that, but they can save valuable seconds, even for long-time staff!
Custom safety signs
Can’t find the sign you’re looking for? Luckily for you, Signsmart also produces custom safety signs for situations just like this!
Just tell us what you need – we’ll print a sign that meets your needs exactly.
Do you have a strict procedure that needs to be followed? Don’t have time for a safety brief each morning, or every time a visitor comes on site?
Don’t worry – we can print a custom workplace safety sign that contains all the information you need to keep your workplace safe.
We can make our signs as large and detailed as you want!
We’ve got all your factory signs covered
Hazchem signs, dangerous goods labels, emergency information panels… you name it, and we can do it!
Safety is our number 1 priority here at Signsmart. And workplace safety signs are one of the most important parts of the equation.
Our stock includes a huge range of workplace safety signs. And since they’re all premade, we’re able to dramatically cut down turnaround, allowing us to get your signs to you sooner – in some cases, by the following day.
Our custom safety signs are no different – we’ve streamlined our processes at our factory, allowing us to get signs to yours with minimal delay.
Whether you need a standard or bespoke sign, we deliver (literally!)