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The Benefits of Projected Safety Signage

The Benefits of Projected Safety Signage

Whether you have a construction business, or own a warehouse or other workplace that may house potential hazards that could pose a risk to workers, in line with the regulations outlined by the UK workplace health and safety regulator, HSE, it’s likely you will have already implemented suitable health and safety signage. However, particularly with floor signage or posters, you might find that these can quickly become worn and, as a result, may frequently need replacing. This can result in more of your businesses' money and resources being used up and business downtime might be increased if your workforce are required to leave the premises while the signage replacement is being carried out. 

Switching from traditional printed or painted floor markings to projected signage can hold a wide range of benefits for you, your business and your employees. At Projected Image, as safety signage experts, we believe that making this switch and implementing a more permanent signage solution can help to save your company time, money and resources. While there’s no need to worry if your business changes location or policies - as projected safety signage can easily be adapted as your business grows, changes and relocates. In this post, we’ll outline why choosing projected signs could be a good option for your business, so read on to discover all the benefits of using this safety signage solution in your workplace.

Why is safety signage important?

Used in many workplaces across the UK, safety signage can help to reduce the chance of accidents, injuries and deaths by warning workers of potential hazards that could otherwise go unnoticed. HSE outlines that ‘Employers must provide safety signs if there is a significant risk that can't be avoided or controlled in any other way, such as through safe systems of work or engineering controls.’

This means that implementing high quality signage for employees and visitors to follow which is both ‘clear and legible’ is crucial to running a safe working environment that complies with all necessary requirements, as outlined in the Health and Safety (Safety and Signals) Regulations 1996.

As is the case with many forms of traditional or printed safety markings, these can easily become subject to wear and tear, making them harder to understand. If not replaced, they could have the potential to breach regulations and cause accidents, which is why our experts recommend opting for projected signage. If you’re still not convinced by the benefits of projected safety signs, or you’re not sure where to start, read on to find out why we advise using this method of safety signposting and why this can be a safer alternative

What are the benefits of using projected safety signage?

Whether you’re looking to keep costs down in your warehouse, construction site or factory, or you find that vehicles repeatedly running over floor signage are making hazard and obstruction warnings difficult for workers to understand, join us as we discuss the countless benefits of switching to virtual signage.

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1. Keeps Costs Low

Choosing projected signage over traditional methods such as painted floor markings or sticker signage can help to significantly reduce your business’s costs, giving you the freedom to invest in other areas of your company. Lasting for a long time, the LEDs used in signage projectors have a lifespan of several years, with no reduction in clarity or brightness during this time. This means that repairs are required less frequently than replacements of older methods of signage, particularly when placed in high-traffic areas. Repairs also cause less disruption to workflow than reprints and repainting, helping to further save your business time and money. Additionally, in cases where you  need to update your projected safety signs to comply with ever-changing regulations, or warnings for any new machinery installed, this can be done in a quick and easy way by switching out your existing gobo with a new catalogue or custom gobo from our extensive collection.

It’s easy to see why using projected signage can save money that would otherwise be spent on repairing or replacing traditional safety markings that have been worn away or made redundant by layout or regulatory changes, which can be an expensive task to carry out in terms of both time and resources. In addition, having to replace signage every few months can disrupt the day-to-day running of your business, as it might mean that you will need to pause work or divert employees to carry out the painting, which may incur further costs.

2. Highly Adaptable

A highly adaptable form of signage, projected safety signs can grow and change with your business, which can also help you save on the costs of paying for new safety markings. For instance, if your business changes location, projected signage can be easily transported to the new building. With traditional signage, you would need to update, repurchase or change these for a multitude of reasons - whether it’s every time a piece is worn or damaged, when your business changes buildings, or your existing signs need to be changed in-line with new regulations. Implementing virtual signage means that you’ll no longer need to cover these costs, allowing you to introduce a safe and cost-effective solution that can be adapted to meet the pace of working life. With only minimal costs incurred from running the LED, there will be no further costs when you purchase your projector and the accompanying gobos.

3. Alleviates business downtime

Safety signage projection can also help to reduce business downtime, which is another great way to save on costs, as well as helping to keep your workforce motivated. With traditional signage, replacing, installing or updating this can take up a lot of time and means that your workforce may be required to be off the premises while the work is being carried out. As a result, this can cause a loss of momentum, as well as causing business operations to pause for a while.

In contrast, the downtime required to install your projectors and gobos is minimal. Simply plan where you need your signage to be displayed (a task which our experienced team are on-hand to support with), set the projectors in place, and add in your gobos. While, should you need to remap the layout of your business, warehouse or factory, you won’t need to repaint all the floors to restructure your workflow. All you need to do is move your gobo projectors or change the gobos to demonstrate the new routes around your facility for employees to safely follow. Projected safety signs provide the perfect solution to keeping your business on track by preventing any loss of working hours.

4. High quality appearance

Boasting a high quality appearance, we believe that projected signage offers a more professional feel than painted markings or wall mounted signs. While, if you feel that branding is an important aspect to feature in your safety or facility signage and you wish to incorporate your brand’s look, feel and values into these signs, simply fill in the form on our website to request your own custom gobo signage today. Better still, taking out your old gobos and replacing them with new signs is easy and doesn’t take long to do, allowing for a complete overhaul of your business's changed branding in a matter of a few minutes.

Requiring minimal maintenance and upkeep once installed, your projected safety signage won't fade away over time or be subject to wear and tear. Maintaining a clear and crisp appearance for years to come, this signage will keep your workplace looking neat and tidy with no need to be regularly replaced.

5. Improves operations

Helping day-to-day operations run smoother, projected safety signage is often more detailed than traditional printed or painted signs. This is because you can add elements in or take them away in a matter of seconds for a number of reasons - whether this is to represent new regulations, laws or policies within your business.

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Providing more visibility in low light settings compared to printed or painted signage, our safety signage is much easier to see, providing greater clarity, even when visibility is reduced. Compliant with the 1996 regulations, our high quality safety solutions are easy to read and understand, allowing employees to be fully aware of any health and safety risks, oncoming vehicles, restricted areas, or hazardous objects within the workplace.

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Ready to adopt a more streamlined and cost-effective approach to safety signage? Simply browse through our extensive range of projected signage gobos and signage projectors and find the perfect fit for your workplace needs. Alternatively, if you have any queries, contact us today to find out how our safety signage solutions can help to create a safer working environment while improving day-to-day operations.

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