Despite all our best efforts and often those of the employees we train and advise - people have a problem with safety. It can be a hard topic to bring to life, and there’s a fine line between honesty and being accused of scaremongering. Getting people to remember key safety information and best practices is one thing; getting them to value it - and for it to stick long enough to become routine - is another entirely.
Signage and lighting are ways to reinforce this training, and provide a “safety net” for less attentive employees. Yet even these methods can be undermined by poor implementation and fatigue, with posters becoming just another part of the scenery, and lights serving to confuse rather than inform. What smart signage and lighting promise is greater clarity and functionality - reinforcing safety practices and performing a vital service in the event of an emergency.