Let people know of a potentially unsafe situation ahead with slippery when wet signs. Signs remind distracted pedestrian traffic to ensure their safety in wet and icy conditions.
Wet floor signs are used to notify and remind people of slip and fall hazards in the immediate area. These hazards include the presence of liquid or other slippery substances on the walking surface due to routine cleaning, accidental spills, product leaks, or the presence of inclement weather conditions. Proper use of wet floor signs communicates the hazard and reduces the potential for slips and falls.
To design your Slippery when wet sign effectively, we recommend you pay attention to the following factors:
• Color. Wet floor signs should use a color that increases visibility. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has designated yellow as the color to mark physical hazards and indicate caution. These signs usually have black writing and may incorporate stripes or checkers that are also black.
• Images and icons. You have a better chance of people understanding and recognizing your safety signs if you include pictures or icons. This also enhances visibility.
• Language. Nowadays, it is a good idea to have signs or wording available in several languages. Pay attention to your target audience and use multi-language if required.
• Location. You want to choose a spot that has excellent visibility. The best practice is to store signs near entrances and other areas with known temporary hazards such as beverage stations, ice machines, water fountains, and restrooms. When in use, signs should be visible from all directions. Consider the physical characteristics of the space. Walls, partial walls, stairways, merchandise displays, and door openings are just some of the items that could turn your well-intentioned sign into a trip hazard.
• Sign type. The three most common types are soft, collapsible signs; durable plastic tent signs; and tall, stable plastic cone signs. Each has benefits and disadvantages, which should be considered when purchasing. Soft, collapsible signs often come with storage tubes and are ideal for easy access in almost any location. Durable plastic tent signs can be stored behind large items, and the plastic cones are tall and stable.
Please take in consideration:
• It is important to remove wet floor signs when no hazard is present. Failure to do so reduces their effectiveness when a threat needs to be communicated.
• Recent research has also indicated that using a humorous message such as “Wet Floor: Skate, Don’t Slip” is more effective than a sign that states “Slippery When Wet.”
• It may be useful to routinely inspect storage locations and the condition of signs to make sure they are ready and available when needed.
To avoid a potential accident, keep your clients and employees safe, make sure you place our Slippery when wet sign. Seek through our extensive catalog for signs and customization options.