‘Safety First’ signs are generally signs utilized in different workplaces that serve as a reminder rather than a warning to employees. Staff need to be reminded constantly of the importance of safety precautions as well as the use of proper safety equipment and gear in the workplace (usually provided by the employer). Keeping yourself safe promotes your wellbeing as well as that of fellow workers and ensures that any safety processes that could be forgotten easily, even if very simple ones, which may seem trivial to some, are adhered to.
‘Safety First’ signs could be custom made with your own specific text or graphics. Alternatively, the traditional ‘Safety First’ signs could be opted for. These are generally depicted on a green background with white or black text and graphics. The text must be short – a few words are enough to get the message across! – e.g. ‘Safety First – THINK!’ The text must be large enough to attract attention. Sometimes red is also used as a colour instead of green when one wants to draw attention to a more dangerous process. E.g. ‘Helmet required – Falling objects.’
At Signomatic we offer a wide range of safety first signs which will keep your employees on the alert at all times.