Signs are an essential part of any construction site. You can use signage to communicate safety information, provide directions, and market your company. However, you need an installation strategy to get the best out of your signs.
Proper installation goes beyond using the correct text or picking the right material. You should also consider your target audience, the goals you wish to achieve through your signs, and the ways to create a positive view of your brand to employees and customers.
Use this guide to properly install signs on your construction site.
1. Determine the Purpose of Your Signage
The main goal of each sign should be to clearly communicate a message. If installing safety signs on your construction site, consider regulatory requirements and the risks your employees face while working. Your safety signs may be required to fit specific size and shape dimensions set forth by occupational guidelines.
If the purpose of your signs is to direct traffic, consider using durable materials such as aluminum, vinyl, or polyester. Such signs withstand heavy use and weather conditions. For instance, aluminum is a great choice for directional and warning signs in outdoor areas.
When communicating project information, large vinyl banners are an excellent choice. You can easily customize vinyl to include your project title, company name, or contact details.
2. Develop a Placement Strategy
High-quality signs are still ineffective if they’re in the wrong areas. As you survey your construction site, consider places with the most visibility and reach. For example, large tarmac areas are great for installing floor decals. Use bright colors and bold letters to designate parking areas, truck routes, or pedestrian walkways.
Polyester banners are useful for placing on construction fencing to promote your brand while preventing trespassing. And if you have high fences, fabric signs are an even better option. You can wrap the fence with these signs to add privacy to your construction site or even cover up unsightly areas. Furthermore, fabric signs are easy to install and move around your site as necessary.
3. Don’t Forget About Indoor Areas
While most construction activity occurs outdoors, your installation plan shouldn’t overlook the importance of indoor signage. Indoor signs include door hangers, directional signs, and office door signs.
Your door hangers should be double-sided and designed from durable materials such as corrugated plastic. Include important details on your door hangers, such as project dates, the contractor’s name, and the project officer’s contact information.
Indoor directional signs should go in high-traffic areas, preferably on walls or suspended from ceilings. Combine text with icons and arrows so people can easily understand the information. Furthermore, directional signs are an excellent way of enhancing your brand. Use a consistent color theme to match your signage throughout the construction site.
4. Know That Shapes Matter
On a busy site, you need a way to quickly communicate information to employees, contractors, customers, and visitors. Consider creating themes for your signage by using distinct shapes. For example, triangular or hexagonal signs with bright colors like red and yellow are a great choice for sharing safety information because they closely resemble road hazard signs.
Square and rectangular signs are useful for labeling walkways, delivery zones, and storage areas. Go for a white background with large, bold text, and install these signs high off the ground for maximum visibility.
If you need construction site signage, DSS is here to help. We can prepare a wide variety of signs and graphics to help you get the most out of your construction project. We also offer installation and removal services, so contact us to get a quote today.