Don’t let a lack of water safety signs dampen your business! - The Sign Shed

Don’t let a lack of water safety signs dampen your business!

No water safety signs could kill your business

Safety signs play an important role in protecting a business’s employees and customers. But for those of us operating within an environment around water, the use of health and safety signs couldn’t be more important. Yet astonishingly, many businesses still choose to operate without these mandatory signs; given the risks involved with water, this could have serious ramifications for any business!

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Don’t let your business go up in flames - The Sign Shed

Don’t let your business go up in flames

No smoking signs: don’t let your business go up in flames

Since July 2007, smoking has been prohibited in public areas and the regulations have required businesses to implement very specific signage in order to comply with the new laws. Failure to display the correct signage can result in a maximum fine of £1000, so it’s crucial that you learn about the important regulations.

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Wet floors: your responsibilities to keep customers safe - The Sign Shed

Wet floors: your responsibilities to keep customers safe

Slippery When Wet Customer Hazards

Highly visible ‘Caution: Wet Floor’ signs are frequently seen in public areas such as shops, schools and local authority buildings, even during the daytime when customer footfall is high. In an ideal world, businesses would delay cleaning until after working hours in order to ensure that members of the public are not required to walk over potentially slippery floors but this is not always possible.

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Top tips for retail signage - The Sign Shed

Top tips for retail signage

Retail signage that sells

If you’re in the retail business, you probably already appreciate the importance of good signage in capturing customers’ attention and drawing it to particular merchandise or offers, and of clearly labelling goods and prices.

Here are some top tips for making the most of signs in your retail premises:

• Be brief

People are probably in a rush in your store – so understand that. With everything from Vine and YouTube videos to Tweets shrinking, and attention spans decreasing rapidly, there’s no time for densely worded signage.

 

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A picture is worth a thousand words… especially on a sign - The Sign Shed

A picture is worth a thousand words… especially on a sign

Images make a sign more striking

They draw the eye in a way that text sometimes doesn’t. We humans are visual animals and our eyes pick up on anything that looks interesting or unusual. In other words, adding an image to a sign makes it more likely that the sign will be noticed in the first place. Remember we all adhere to warning signs when driving, and signs that give us direction to ensure we remain within the law, a no smoking sign for example. Most of these have no words at all.

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The value of having your multilingual signs translated by a professional - The Sign Shed

The value of having your multilingual signs translated by a professional

Get your signs professionally translated

If you type ‘mistranslated signs’ into your search engine, you will discover a wealth of – often amusing – examples of safety signs, street signs and other types of signage from around the world that have mistranslated information. Things like instructions and warnings have been rendered into English so poorly that their original meaning is lost. 

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Go Green With Custom Signs - The Sign Shed

Go Green With Custom Signs

Planet-friendly Signage

With the green agenda high on the list of every set of corporate objectives, making sure that your business operates in an environmentally friendly and energy efficient way doesn’t just help the planet, it also helps maximise output and profits. Often, timely reminders to adopt energy saving measures can have a measurable impact on meeting your environmental targets. So why not use custom signs to prompt your workforce towards eco-friendly behaviour?

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Are first aid signs really necessary? - The Sign Shed

Are first aid signs really necessary?

Why first aid signage is a necessity for your business

If you’re a business owner, you’ll no doubt be aware that there are plenty of regulations regarding which signs are vital on your business premises. If you’re only a small business, some of these health & safety signs may seem irrelevant – do you really need a first aid sign or a no smoking sign, for example, if there are only two of you on the premises?

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