Your safety posters need an upgrade. Cartoons don’t cut it anymore. Safety posters can be beautiful and inspirational.
Safety posters can be very effective as they elevate the safety consciousness of the workplace and demonstrate management’s commitment to the health, safety and well-being of all team members. Here are a few ways safety posters can make an impact during the course of the work day and beyond.
- Provide a Safety Message Quickly
- Motivate Employees to Stay Safe on the Job
- Increase Employee Awareness
- Demonstrate the Organization’s Commitment to Safety
- Prevent On-the-Job Incidents
- Carry the Safety Message Outside of Work
Safety posters and artwork can be incredibly powerful motivators when the message is on target. Vibrant, visual safety messages remind employees that management insists safety comes first and all workers should use the safety skills they have learned in training, no matter the task.
When employees understand that safety is a company value then they are more likely to engage in safe practices throughout their workday, encourage others to work safe and speak up when potentially hazardous situations happen on the job.
There is a shift happening in companies across the world as organizations are demanding more from the safety posters, banners and artwork they display in their work spaces. Goofy safety cartoons, low-quality safety artwork, and print-it-yourself safety sheets aren’t representative of the image that professional companies want to convey when it comes to their commitment to workplace safety.
Finally, organizations have an alternative to the average safety posters that have dominated the industry until now. Companies can now find relevant safety messaging that reflects the safety values of their organization on safety posters and canvas prints made of high-quality materials. Superior graphics and photographs can communicate the safety message in a much better way than old-school cartoons and outdated illustrations ever could. The place for vintage safety posters is in a museum, not in today’s professional workplace.
When safety is an organizational value it becomes absorbed into the fabric of the workplace culture. The significance of safety doesn’t just stop when employees head home for the day. If safety is reinforced throughout the workday, with the help of safety posters, then employees are more likely to continue safe habits when working offsite, on the road and even after they go home at the end of the workday.
Keep the safety messages fresh by rotating your safety poster selection. Employees stop noticing safety posters that hang in the same place for a long time so switch things up from time to time. When a new safety poster is put up in the workplace, employees with take an extra second when passing to read the message, which is what you are trying to achieve by posting safety posters. Add safety posters in new locations, swap out old posters for new ones, and change up the messaging of your safety posters when it makes sense.
If you only have a few required safety signs hanging around, now’s the time to elevate your visual safety game with some great workplace safety artwork. If outdated cartoon character posters are still on your bulletin boards, it’s a great time to move on from illustrations and add some vivid, eye-catching posters in high-traffic areas. Safety posters can be a great way to share your commitment to safety with your employees while adding some brightness and color to your workplace.
Visit the Inspire Safety online gallery today to find the perfect safety poster or canvas print for your company.