Meeting health and safety standards in style with LED health and safety

09 Jul 2019

Keep your employees safe and healthy and you’ll keep them happy. It’s a domino effect - the better your health and safety standards, the fewer workplace accidents will occur and the fewer financial consequences your business will suffer.

Not only that, of course, but it’s in your best interests to meet health and safety standards and regulations, which are constantly changing. Employers are legally obligated to reveal certain information and particularly at larger companies, that information will be changing often - sometimes hourly. Traditional signage will simply not cut it logistically in these situations.

It’s in the best interests of any business to keep accidents to an absolute minimum as they not only interrupt business operation (with lengthy HSE investigations often also following any major accidents), but often result in poor employee morale and can do irreparable damage to the brand.

When it comes to reducing accidents at work, research reveals the importance of clear information and the best way to keep workers and customers/visitors alike informed is with some form of signage. One of the most effective ways to keep up is to use digital health and safety displays.

Digital signage

LED and LCD displays can be used to remind workers when certain standards need to be adhered to or when conditions shift and require health and safety standards to do likewise. For example, low-cost, scrolling LED signs can be installed in workstations can be linked to a central hub where messages can be controlled. 

So, you could display everything from the number of days since your last on-site accident with a lost time accident board (which can further incentivise workers to adhere to sensible health and safety practices) to subtle health and safety reminders, general statistics, and the number of lost time hours.

High quality bespoke LED and LCD signage, meanwhile allows you to broadcast custom messages to both workers and members of the general public in a manner that complies with all modern HSE standards. These signs also have the dual advantage of being able to display corporate branding when not in use for health and safety purposes.

Modern displays are significantly more flexible than their older counterparts and allow for remote control of content from a laptop or PC and functionality that is customised to each user. 

Modern messaging software is also quick and convenient enough to be set up once and then only altered in the case of an incident. Note, however, that if you are going to be using these signs outside, you will want to opt for weatherproof displays.

Our LTA display range

Our new display solution utilises commercial grade LCD displays that are also designed for 24/7 use. With the entire display area being electronic, you can redesign and reconfigure your display as when you feel the need. You are not restricted in any way and can use any fonts, colours, and graphics that you see fit.  

In fact, if it can be seen on a PC screen, it can be seen on our new LTA display range. The screens are full HD (1920x1080 pixels) giving you superb image quality. The range also comes complete with an embedded graphics content controller that enables features - such as scrolling text, automatic day counters, and flashing of screen areas. 

Our control software is simple to operate and allows you update last accident dates, change scrolling text messages as well as completely change the design and layout of the sign. 

If you wish, you can also turn the display and use in portrait orientation in the future. They are suitable for either the office or an industrial environment and when combined with their flexibility, represent a more future proof, transferable solution for health and safety messages.

Information

LED signs can also be used to display a number of environmental factors alongside health and safety information that might have an impact on employee well-being.

This includes:-

Time - If workers are always aware of the time of day, they are more likely to work safely and will know when to take a break. Regular breaks are incredibly important, particularly for those in manual jobs.

Temperature - If working physical jobs then it’s important that workers are aware of the temperature, so they know how to compose themselves, how to dress and how often they will need to stop and take a break, otherwise it can lead to exhaustion. This will also include the quality of the air and relative humidity.

Reminders -  Use your safety displays to remind workers to take regular breaks, to remain hydrated or to check they are wearing the right protective equipment. 

Alarms - Fire and smoke alarm notifications can also be displayed via these signs to supplement audio alarms  for those that are hard of hearing.

Investing in an LED health and safety sign will not only help your business meet HSE standards but will reflect positively on your business and its brand as long as you use them wisely in sensible, prominent locations. 

You can also utilise various additional features (depending on the display) such as message lines, company logos, upcoming events, date, time and even competitions. It’s truly the best way to make sure you’re always adhering to the latest standards in style.


Posted in: Business advice | signagehealth and safety | Comments Closed

Back to Blog