If you’re operating a facility that might have people in it at any given time, then being able to keep your staff safe is unquestionable. Check out this business blog post that focuses on three areas where workplace safety signs can help you communicate effectively with your workforce – before the shift, during the shift, and after the shift.
Factors That Affect Your Safety Communication
It’s important to increase the safety of your team when you go on a shift with sometimes dangerous or risky techniques. You can use effective safety communication in all three areas in order to make sure people in your team are in a physically and mentally safe state before, during and after their shift. Safety communication is the foundation of effective safety programs, and factors like fatigue, risk aversion, workplace environment, workload, pressures to communicate externally versus internally, the type of work involved and other personal characteristics affect safety communication.
Creating Healthy Environments
For years, the standards by which shift changes are planned, implemented and communicated were inconsistent. You weren’t sure if your coworkers or supervisors would do their job when they arrived on shift, which meant you were faced with constant exposure risks in an unsafe workspace. With so many unknowns, workers typically do their best to mitigate exposure risks during shift changes. An effective safety communication must be planned before, during and after a shift. The staff must know who is in charge of their safety so they can talk to that person. This person should be trained how to behave in risky situations and should be First Aid and CPR certified for emergencies.
Types of Safety Signs
Safety signs are the first thing that you teach your employees. If there is ever an accident, it is important that an employee can tell what to do. Signs teaching proper procedures and information on how things work should be placed at all entrances, exits, and intersections of work areas. Signs should be designed to prevent accidents before they happen, so employees will know what they are supposed to do if problems arise with machinery, computer screens or electricity switches. Safety signs are imperative in all emergency operations. A lot of staff members utilize safety signs to alert employees after accidents, hazards, or safety risks. There are various colours that safety signs can come in, but most personnel use red for emergency operations. The colours blue and green are also typically utilized for different colour emergencies.
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Using Signage Effectively
As a vehicle operator, you will likely need to relay information to other drivers and pedestrians about your upcoming traffic-related activities and hazards. Your signage and visual signals can help communicate that traffic will be redirected or temporarily rerouted for emergency purposes. This message is only effective when communicated clearly and before the event happens.
Willingly Signing Up to Any Task
Actions that fail to effectively communicate a piece of safety information can leave an unsuspecting operator with a potentially unsafe mindset. Operators must be willing to sign up for any task assigned to them there is no resistance towards the idea of their safety being taken into consideration. This mindset is reinforced by proactive communication which demonstrates the adoption of this attitude.