You’re pretty much good on signs… right?
In our experience, many workplaces seriously underestimate the utility and variety that a custom safety sign can bring into your business.
While it may not be the first thing that comes to mind, custom safety signs can go a long way towards making your workplace safer. And today, we’re going to explain how!
What can custom safety signs for?
Anything you want, really!
There’s no limit on what we can print for you here at Signsmart. In addition to our huge range of standardised, pre-made signs, we also have the ability to print custom signs in any size, with anything on them.
Over the years, we’ve gotten all sorts of requests for custom safety signs. Some have been from templates to account for rarer substances or situations – others are complete clean-sheet designs.
Today, we’ll be going over some of the most common ones we’ve done…
Policies and rules
You want the safety policy and rules of your workplace to be visible no matter where your workers are. Sure, you could resort to pamphlets – however, those can be lost.
You know what can’t be ignored or get lost however? The morning safety brief. Just one problem: you don’t have time for that!
If you need to make sure that the rules are known, the best way to do it is with a custom safety sign:
- A sign is extremely visible, and can’t be ignored
- It’s easier to read than a booklet
- It communicates policy without taking any of your time
Each workplace has different policies and rules. All you have to do is send us a document with your most important rules, tell us how big you want it and we’ll do the rest.
If you want, we can even incorporate parts of your branding like logos or company colours into your custom safety sign!
Evacuation signs and site maps
So you’ve got your fire safety signs sorted. Each fire extinguisher and hose is clearly labelled with a fire service sign that can save precious seconds when a fire breaks out. You’ve also sorted out your emergency exit signs too, and tested them – they work.
However, there are some things that fire service signs can’t help with.
In particular, we’re talking about information like:
- Site maps
- Evacuation routes
- Location of assembly points
All of this information is critical – the best way to communicate all of this is with a site map that visually lays out your workplace and lists all the information above.
And since your layout is unique, the exits are in different areas, certain pieces of equipment might block some routes, and your emergency assembly point is in a different area, that means that any signs need to be tailored to your workplace.
Do you operate several sites? If so, that means a different sign for each – while they may be the same business, all the details are different.
It isn’t just safety that our custom signs can be used for!
Do you have a very specific process that needs to be followed by your team? Can’t afford to have any part of it done wrong? Don’t have the time to directly supervise each of your workers?
You need a way for your team to quickly remind themselves of how to do things. If you ask us, one of the best ways of doing this is with a custom sign.
Placed directly above the relevant work station, our custom signs can provide a quick reference when one of your employee blanks (because we’re all only human at the end of the day). Instead of having to come to you, all they’ll have to do is look up!
It’s a small change, but it can save both you and your team precious time.
Custom hazchem signs, dangerous goods labels, EIP and more
Of course, not all workplaces will need a clean-sheet design for their workplace safety signs. For many, all they’ll need is a slight variation on a relatively common type of sign.
Unfortunately, the tweak in question can’t be found in any premade sign.
Can’t find what you need in our online sign shop? Don’t worry – our team is more than capable of taking a premade sign and changing it to account for your changes.
Take our range of hazchem signs and emergency information panels for example. While we produce a huge range of hazchem signs and EIPs for the most common chemicals and substances, there are a lot of substances that are covered by these types of signs.
Do you work with one of the rarer ones? Can’t find an off-the-shelf sign? Don’t give up just yet – all you need to do is get in contact with us and we’ll put something together for you!
Modifying an existing sign template is easy – all you need to do is tell us the information, and we’ll do the rest.
Need a custom safety sign?
Get it done with Signsmart!
Unlike other sign manufacturers, we aren’t a distributor or a reseller. Each of the signs we sell are made right here in our Melbourne workshop.
And since we make our own signs, there’s nothing stopping us from tweaking your order if you need us to!
Making a special request or tweaking your sign doesn’t even have to result in your delivery time being dragged out, either. We at Signsmart offer some of the best lead times in the industry – and that applies to our custom safety signs too.
In some cases, we can get your sign to you by the following day!