Looking for ways to remind your employees to work safe? Want to energize and revitalize your workplace safety program? Here are five tools to do just that.
1. Safety Reminder Signs: Hang motivational safety reminder signs around your facility to keep employees focused on safety. Consider putting them in locations where accidents are likely to occur or where employees should be extra cautious. Also consider putting safety reminder signs on machines and other potentially hazardous equipment.
2. Certification Cards/Tags: It is important that employees can recognize certified and trained individuals in case of an emergency or to find answers to safety-related questions. Certification cards or tags will identify trained/certified employees. Certification cards and tags can also boost the morale of the trained employees because they are seen as experts in a certain aspect of workplace safety. This can in turn motivate employees to request additional training and/or certification opportunities.
3. Award Labels & Pins: Award labels and safety pins can serve as constant reminders of workplace safety when worn on clothing, uniforms or hard hats. Pins or labels can feature general safety slogans. They can also indicate the number of years a worker has gone without an accident or how many years they have been trained/certified in a particular activity.
4. Scoreboards: Scoreboards remind employees of the company’s dedication to safety and shows how well a group or team is doing to meet the company’s safety goals. Having progress toward maintaining a safe workplace visibly displayed in a facility can go a long way in encouraging employees to pay attention to safety in their daily jobs.
5. Banners & Posters: Banners and posters are a large and prominent way to promote accident prevention, good housekeeping or teamwork. Banners and posters can be hung in large areas where there are multiple employees for a quick, general safety reminder. Wallcharts are also a great way to inform employees of safe practices and can be used in training sessions or posted around the facility.
If you are looking for a way to create a unique safety training program at your facility, consider customizing any or all of the tools listed above. Customization allows you to add your logo, wording, colors, and more to any product to make them more effective or create a sense of teamwork and company commitment.