Have you ever just walked by a huge construction site with a sign in front of it that ways ‘Warning, construction in progress’? You might think that it’s rather silly to put that sign there since it’s fairly evident that there’s construction in the works. It might seem silly to you but the fact is that it’s absolutely necessary to put that sign there even though it’s very obvious.
You’ll see workplace safety signs in all kinds of places where something hazardous is being dealt with. Companies working with things that could potentially cause harm to human health spend a lot of money in risk assessment just so they can find and label all kinds of dangers around the place. Here are some reasons why it’s so important to put up even the most obvious signs.
It’s a Legal Requirement
Let’s say that there’s a particular area where there’s a risk of falling from a height; though it’s obvious that someone could get hurt if they fell, anyone who gets injured can still sue the people responsible in the area for not having warned them. This is why companies are legally required to have workplace safety signs at every turn.
To Keep Human Daredevils at Bay
It’s human nature to see danger but still risk it just because there was nothing telling them not to take said risk; workplace safety signs highlight dangers and let people know that if they continue to ignore them, they will actually get hurt.
It Saves Lives
In certain workplaces, accidents can have fatal consequences and workplace safety signs can be the difference between life and death. Sometimes employees don’t notice danger in their routine because they’re so used to being around it and these signs can keep them reminded to be careful.