So, you’ve planned your signage strategy and come up with a bespoke design. But what about installation? There’s a lot to think about when it comes to signage installation, including health and safety regulations, specialist equipment and risk assessments. That’s why signage installation is a job best left to the professionals.
So, what’s involved when it comes to signage installation?
Signage installation: safety first
There’s more that goes into successful signage installation than most people realise, and a lot of this centres around health and safety. If you choose a signage company with full-service capabilities, this should all be taken care of, with site visits carried out in advance of design and installation to make sure that not only is the signage fit for purpose, but it can be safely installed. Surveys and risk assessments must be carried out, with the correct permits and permissions obtained.
Some signage installations are quite simple and may not require extensive planning visits but even smaller installations can be complex and involve safety considerations you may not have thought about. Others are large-scale projects that require a full professional team, especially those involving signage at height or across multiple sites.
Many projects fall somewhere in between. But by choosing a specialist signage company with experience and expertise when it comes to installation, you won’t need to worry about any potential hazards, because the team will work according to health and safety regulations. This might involve asbestos awareness, scaffolding safety, accounting for power lines or roads, structural assessments as well as adapting to the weather and surrounding terrain.
Signage installation equipment
Then there is installation equipment, which might include scaffolding, cranes and cherry-pickers. A full-service signage company will be able to plan and provide whatever equipment is needed for your particular project, and use it safely and efficiently, with the right insurance in place too.
A good signage company will employ a team of manufacturing and installation experts, and it’s a good idea to check that they are accredited by relevant organisations, such as the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS), the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) and the Prefabricated Access Suppliers’ and Manufacturers’ Association (PASMA). That way, you’ll know that not only will safety be prioritised, but that they also have the skills required to do your signage justice with safe, effective installation.