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Installing the Right Signage in Your Business Premises

by Olufisayo
Signage in Business Premises

Running a business successfully requires attention to detail. There are a lot of little things that are easy to miss, things that are actually very important. Installing the correct signage and maintaining it properly is one example. It is something that thousands of businesses fail to do.

Yet failing to put up the right signage can have terrible consequences. In particular, if it is health and safety-related. As an example not marking all fire exits clearly enough could easily result in unnecessary loss of life. If it has been a year or more since you last audited and updated your signage we suggest you read on and take action.

Identifying what is missing

The first step is to work out what signs are missing. You can use a website like my door sign to do this. In all likelihood, as you browse through the various sections you will pick up on a lot of the signs your business does not have. When you do, put one in the basket to act as an aide-mémoire.

You will be surprised by just how effective this approach is. But, don’t leave it at that. Think about the various inspections you undergo and make a note of the signage you need to pass them. This should uncover some more signs that you need to order. You can also use this list to jog your memory further.

Lastly, take a walk around your premises. Make a note of any doors that are not yet properly labeled. In most cases, it is a good idea to give an indication of what each room or important storage area is used for.

       

Ordering the right signage

Once you know what is missing you can set about filling in the gaps. The best business signage firms will sell everything that you need. However, that does not mean that you should not shop around for the best price.

But, you need to consider more than price, when deciding what to buy. Below are the most important things you need to think about.

The regulations

If you are buying business signs to comply with the various regulations that apply where you operate you need to know the rules. Often, the size, wording, fonts used and color of the sign will be laid out in the rules. So, you need to make sure that what you are ordering complies.

Legibility

Even when you are ordering non-regulation signs you should still consider these things. The signs you put up must be big enough to be easily read. The fonts used must be crisp and easy to see from a distance. So, always think about how legible the sign will be before you place your order.

Where you need to hang it

Also, think about where the sign is going to be hung. This will help you to order the right type. If it needs to go overhead, it needs to be lightweight and have the right fixtures to enable you to be able to do this.

       

How to keep them up to date

Initially, sorting out the signs for your business will be quite time-consuming. But, once you have got it all up to date maintaining it should not be hard. Just keep a sign audit checklist and update it each time the regulations change. Once a year carry out a manual check to work out what you need and order it.

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