No Edmonton employer should overlook the importance of having proper safety signs up in the workplace. If you have control over a premises, a worksite, or operating equipment, then it is up to you to mitigate the risks faced by employees and others who may be visiting the area by providing safety signs from the Edmonton custom signage experts at Royal Rubber Stamp & Sign Co.
When and Where to Use Site and Safety Signs
Site and safety signs, which are intended to provide clear instructions about safety and health, should be used in any instance where other measures do not already provide an effective method for reducing a risk.
For example, any safety equipment that is needed to enter the premises should be clearly and thoroughly noted on a site sign in such a way that no one passing by would be able to miss it. This is especially important if employees or other site visitors are not always going to have to pass through any sort of inspection point and checked for the proper safety equipment.
A safety sign is intended to identify any hazards in the area and provide information about control measures that have been put in place and need to be followed accordingly. Safety signs deal with any residual risk that hasn't already been mitigated through training and verbal instructions and warnings.
How to Use Site and Safety Signs
It is important to note that safety signs should not be used as a substitute for other methods of risk control. For example, a workplace which has hazards that may cause foot injury should provide signs about the need for foot protection on top of taking other measures to mitigate injury as much as possible.
Employees should also be made aware of safety signs and instructed as to their meanings. Many signs are indeed self-explanatory, but it is never advisable to assume that everyone, especially new and inexperienced workers, will take note of and fully understand the message. Information about the safety signs used on site should be a critical part of every employee's training period.
Finally, safety signs should always be maintained so that their messages and instructions are clear and legible. If your signs are in an area where they tend to get dirty and obscured, then you should make it a habit to check and clean them as often as need be. High-quality and professionally made signs will be much easier to maintain then low-quality ones.
Site and Safety Signs in Edmonton
If you're looking for high-quality site and safety signs in Edmonton, then Royal Rubber Stamp is here to help. Our team is committed to providing you with the tools you need to create a safe and efficient work environment that mitigates and prevents against foreseeable risks. You can download our stock safety signs layouts or request a quote from Royal Rubber Stamp either online or by phone today, and we'll get back to you as soon as possible with our competitively priced site signage solutions.
The link to download the pdf for the stock safety sign is