4 Installation Tips for Your Construction Safety Signs

Your construction site is a busy place with lots of different personnel. As the project owner, you'll need to install and maintain safety signs that minimise the risk of injury. In addition, many construction sites are required to install safety signs in a clearly visible area. Such signs prevent your workers and members of the public from trespassing, tripping and falling or being exposed to falling items.

If you need signs for your construction site, there are several important factors to keep in mind during purchase and installation. Read on to find out.      

1. Use the right material

Selecting the right material is perhaps the most important decision you will make with regards to safety signs. You need a sign that's capable of resisting chips, fading, cracks, mould damage and chemical exposure.

Aluminium and corrugated plastic are two popular options for construction site signs. They can be used to mark boundaries, warn your workers of various dangers and inform visitors about important safety rules. Vinyl signs are also a cost-effective option for many construction sites.

2. Select durable materials

After choosing a durable material, the next step is to determine which printing technique works best. You need a printing method that doesn't cause peeling or fading over time. Some useful options include engraved signs or signs that are printed using UV inks.

Not only are these techniques cost-effective, but they're also less prone to tampering and wear and tear. Your safety signs should be working 24/7. Therefore, using a clearly visible font and printing mechanism is key to having a high-quality sign.  

3. Positioning matters

After spending time selecting a quality material and printing method, your sign will still be ineffective if it can't be seen by relevant personnel. Make sure you install your signs where they're clearly visible and compliant with appropriate laws.

For example, any "Do Not Enter" and "Falling Objects" signs should be installed on your fences to inform people in advance. Emergency exit signs should also direct people to the right exit points at all times. Finally, ensure that any areas where your workers may be exposed to contaminated air are clearly labelled with warning signs.

4. Resistance to outdoor conditions

Your safety signs should be clearly visible all year round. This means that they should be installed firmly enough to withstand strong winds or heavy rains. Depending on the nature of your site, you may need to install a larger sign that will remain firmly in place.

Contact signage companies to learn more.