As the operator of a transport and logistics business, you no doubt understand the importance of safety signage – in particular, of traffic and road signs.
However, those aren’t the only types of signs the typical transport business needs to adhere to – have you considered whether your business needs hazchem signs and emergency information panels as well?
The transport and logistics sector is big business, with an estimated annual revenue of $95.65 billion in 2017. In addition to being one of the biggest industries in the country, it’s also one of the most dangerous.
While traffic accidents logically account for the lion’s share of these tragedies, they aren’t the only ones – we’ll bet that a good chunk of them are caused by the type of cargo you carry!
Hazchem signs for businesses that carry hazardous materials
Transport and logistics covers much more than just delivering parcels or ferrying customer orders from point to point – many transport and logistics businesses find themselves carrying hazardous materials on a regular basis.
For examples, look no further than some of our bigger clients:
- Omega Chemicals
Each of these produces a wide range of substances and chemicals – many of which can prove hazardous.
As such, hazchem labels and signs are essential for these clients!
Hazchem labels for your cargo
Your drivers carry a lot of different cargo on any given day. Some of this is relatively tough and can withstand a bit of roughhousing – others are delicate, and need to be treated as such. And some are hazardous!
Transport labels ensure that each piece of cargo is properly identified and therefore handled with the requisite amount of care.
At Signsmart, we produce a range of hazchem signs and labels which can be used to identify hazardous materials and substances.
In particular, we also produce rolls of adhesive labels that identify hazardous substances. Available in rolls of 500, these single-use labels can be attached to barrels, boxes and containers, telling your drivers and warehouse workers exactly what they’re dealing with.
What’s more, our hazchem labels are completely IATA compliant, meaning they’ll be understood no matter where in the world you’re shipping to.
Haz signs for storage
In addition to labelling your cargo, hazchem signs should also be employed in areas where such substances are stored.
As part of your responsibility to employees and visitors, you need to take reasonable precautions to ensure a safe workplace. That includes informing people where potentially dangerous cargo is stored.
And for that, you’ll need hazchem signs!
Does your transport business need emergency information panels?
Emergency information panels are another vital part of your workplace safety plan. Like the name suggests, these signs convey a range of crucial information that’s essential for a safe workplace.
For example, a typical emergency information panel (EIP) might include the:
- Name of the substance
- UN number – a globally-recognised list of codes for hazardous materials
- Hazchem code – sets out the appropriate response
- Dangerous Goods Class – this identifies the type of material (flammable, toxic, etc)
- Emergency contacts and specialist advice
Using globally-recognised codes and standards, EIPs allow your drivers, forklift operators and warehouse workers to quickly identify what they’re dealing with, and look up the appropriate response should things go wrong.
Custom EIPs for dangerous (and uncommon) cargo
There’s a truly mind-boggling amount of hazardous materials out there. While we keep emergency information panels for the most common ones on-hand for emergency dispatch, it can be hard to find EIPs for more uncommon substances.
As the operator of a transport business, we’re sure you’ve seen your fair share of uncommon deliveries!
That’s why we custom-make emergency information panels.
The process is simple:
- Choose your material
- Select a size (believe it or not, this is one of the most important parts!)
- Fill in the codes and classification
- Enter any relevant contacts or information
And that’s it – once we receive your order, our team gets to work, shipping your emergency information panels ASAP so you can go back to safely shipping your cargo.
After all, your safety (and delivery clients) can’t wait!
A sign for any occasion – custom safety signs
Perhaps you need more detailed information than a standard emergency information panel offers. In these cases, our custom site safety panels may be just what you need.
We can make custom signs as detailed as you need. We work closely with you to understand your requirements, creating a custom sign that’s 100% tailored to your needs.
We can include:
- Your branding
- Detailed emergency procedures
- Information about unique equipment
Whether it’s a sign for your warehouse workers, a sign setting out first-aid procedure or a sign that maps out your depot, custom safety signs can be a huge help for transport businesses like yours.
All you have to do is tell us what you need – we’ll look after the rest.
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Find out how Signsmart can help your transport business
We know that transport, logistics, delivery and courier businesses like yours work on tight deadlines and schedules.
That’s why we make it our mission to work as quickly as we can!
With Signsmart, you’ll enjoy industry-leading lead times. In many cases, we’re able to dispatch hazchem signs and emergency information panels (custom or otherwise) by the next day.
This isn’t just limited to around our base of operations in Melbourne either – we offer nation-wide delivery. This is fantastic news if your transport business operates multiple depots around the country.
Whether you handle hazardous materials or simply need new signs for your distribution centre, contact Signsmart today.
In addition to printing the signs, we’ll help you understand your legal obligations and signage requirements, and then help you meet them.