We’ve got signs for days here at Signsmart. No matter what your business, from transport and construction to hospitality and retail, our catalogue features a sign for you.
But what if your business needs something a little bit more niche?
We’re talking about rare substances or proprietary chemicals – the sorts of substances that are impossible to find a store-bought hazchem sign for.
Sure, you could spend hours browsing through catalogues or resorting to making your own DIY sign (something that we don’t recommend, for a number of reasons).
Why waste all that time when you could simply talk to a professional sign maker about getting a custom safety sign made for your business?
“Do I need a custom sign?”
That depends! Does your business…
- Deal in dangerous or hazardous chemicals and substances?
- Have unique safety policies and procedures?
- Use highly specific manufacturing techniques and policies?
- Struggle to find premade dangerous goods signs and labels that account for all of this?
If so, the answer is “yes!”
You won’t always be able to find a premade sign that suits your needs exactly – this is when custom made signage comes into the picture.
Available in both standardized forms (example: hazchem signs or emergency information panels) as well as clean-sheet designs, custom signs are just the ticket for many highly-specialised businesses.
Even ordinary businesses can benefit from custom signs.
For example, each construction site has unique hazards and challenges, and may require different types of PPE to be worn. In many cases, they also require custom site safety panels.
Another great example is site maps. In addition to helping with fire evacuations, these signs are also a great help for first-time visitors like truck drivers and couriers.
Obviously, each site is unique – hence the importance of custom signage.
Custom safety signs
While there are many hazards that are common between workplaces, many others deal in rarer substances, or deal with risks that other workplaces don’t have to worry about.
For example, very few businesses outside of the air conditioning industry will ever have to worry about freon and the risks that come with handling and storing that particular substance.
Because very few businesses ever deal in freon, it’s also near-impossible to find a pre-made freon sign. And that’s exactly how our signage team can help.
Signs made to your specifications
Getting custom safety signs made is a piece of cake – in fact, you don’t have to do much more than tell us your industry, your safety requirements and the hazard or substance in question.
You know your requirements and legal obligations better than anyone else, after all!
If you deal with specialised cargo or rare substances, custom safety signs are the only way to go if you want to maintain a safe (and compliant) workplace.
Just tell us what you need for your sign, and we’ll take care of the rest for you. We can even fill in some of the gaps for you, researching details such as hazchem class and UN numbers for you to include on your signs.
Each moment you spend without adequate signage…
- … increases the risk of a workplace injury
- … means you aren’t adhering to your OHS obligations
While the details may differ, in many cases, workplace signs such as emergency information panels and hazchem signs follow a standardised form, with certain fields as mandated by Hazchem guidelines and other standards.
Thanks to this, we’re able to dramatically reduce the turnaround time on our signs – even our custom signs can be delivered as soon as the following day.
Truly custom safety signs
Not all workplace safety signs will fit neatly into an established mould or standard. There are certain types of signs that are 100% unique to your business, such as:
- Site maps
- Evacuation plans
- Unique policies
For example, let’s talk about fire safety.
Every workplace needs fire extinguishers and hoses, a fire warden and fire safety signs everywhere. These apply to just about every workplace in Australia.
But what about the things that only apply to your workplace?
Each building is laid out differently, and needs a unique evacuation map for fire emergencies. There’s no way you’re going to find one off the shelf – you have to go custom.
Another area that might need custom signs is site-specific policies. For example, if your production process is highly-specific and you need signs to remind workers, you may need a custom emergency safety sign.
More than just Hazchem signs – call Signsmart for custom safety signs
Safety is king. And when it comes to workplace safety, good signage is one of the most important parts of the equation.
Need a custom safety sign? Signsmart delivers.
Thanks to our industry-leading turnaround, we’re able to get custom signs to you with minimal delay – combined with our ability to print any sign you need, and it’s little wonder that so many businesses trust us to get the job done.