The snow is finally melting, leaving spring rain puddles in its place as the new slipping hazard. As your customers venture outdoors again in the warming temperatures, it’s the right time for upgrading your public facilities with safety signs. Basic printed notices give you a chance to prevent accidents that raise your business insurance rates. No matter what kind of retail or office you run, check out our notice signs to find the ones that fit your needs for a more orderly work environment.
Did you invest in an ADA compliant ramp or an automatic door system over the winter? Let your customers know about the big change to your facility with an eye-catching notice sign. Mark closed off entrances and explain changes in traffic flow to keep everything running smoothly.
Secure Your Stairs
While the ice and salt might be gone from your concrete steps, spring rain still leaves them slippery and dangerous. Tell visitors to be cautious with a “Watch Your Step” sign. If you’ve got a handrail to prevent slips, remind your guests to use it with the right sign. There’s no use to safety devices, if your customers forget to use them. Consider matching signs at both the top and bottom of each set of stairs to keep everyone aware of the obstacle.
Block Off Safety Zones
Does your business create a lot of hazards that put both employees and visitors at risk? Separate your safe and risky zones with clear notices. Whether you’re trying to set up a hard hat zone or just want customers to watch out for slippery floors, signs keep you from repeating yourself dozens of times a day. Some of the safety related notices may also help you meet OSHA regulations too, depending on the hazards in your facility.
Don’t forget about the spring arrival of cold and flu season. Hand washing is the best way to limit the spread of viruses and bacteria, so install a few more easy to read signs in your bathrooms. Encouraging both employees and guests to wash their hands protects everyone, including family members at home that end up exposed. Wash hands signs are especially crucial in restaurants and hospitals, but even hardware stores and outdoor attractions need reminders to keep the threat of illness low. Foot wiping signs also reduce the amount of cleaning your staff does on a daily basis.
Prepare For Emergencies
Stocking a few temporary signs also helps in case of damage to your store. Unexpected emergencies can always pop up to leave a section of floor covered in an inch of water. It’s much easier to hang up a warning while you fix the problem instead of shutting down entirely for an isolated emergency.
Finally, don’t forget to deter crime with one of our well-placed notice signs. Draw attention to your brand new wireless security cameras by posting a warning right below them. Properly placed signs also help reduce loitering and littering, especially if you have a large teenage population in your area. Private property notices also help you make a case against trespassers.