Many people think that health and safety is just red tape put in place to stop businesses being productive and making money – but this is the opposite of the truth. Affixing health and safety signs around your workplace can have a significant and positive impact on the productivity of your employees, and therefore your business as a whole. Here are three reasons as to how safety signs can help boost productivity:
They keep your workers safe
Safety is integral to productivity. If hazards and risks are made clear by safety signs, then workers are less likely to become ill or injured at work. In turn, this means that they will need to take less days off work due to sickness or injury, and whilst at work, they will be able to work faster and to a higher standard, without the fear of being injured. Placing prohibition signs on dangerous electrical equipment and PPE safety signs on construction sites ensures your employees are aware of the dangers of their job.
They make your workers feel valued
Studies show that employees who feel valued by their employer are more likely to work harder than those who don’t. By putting up health and safety signs around your place of work, you are indicating to your employees that you care about their welfare, and that you want them to be safe above all else. Over time, this informs your staff that they are being looked after by the company, which in turn encourages them to work harder for it. For example, installing health and safety signs or fire equipment signs demonstrates to your employees that their health, wellbeing and safety in the event of a fire are of paramount importance to your business. Likewise, studies show that employees are likely to be less productive when working for a company that shows no concerns for their safety, and workplaces without health and safety signs are usually slower and less productive than those that have them installed.
They ensure everything runs smoothly
It’s no secret that businesses that run smoothly and efficiently are the most productive. Affixing safety or warning signs to machinery ensures that your employees will use them properly, which reduces the likelihood of breakdowns and malfunctions. In turn, this means that your business doesn’t have to stop working in order for the machinery to be fixed. These can range from warning signs on electrical equipment to prohibition signs in restricted areas and on potentially dangerous machinery – they all ensure that your business runs as it should, making it more productive in the long run.
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