Sun Safety Signs for Australian Businesses
When it comes to outdoor safety, we often think about hazards like wet floors, sharp objects or slippery surfaces. However, one often underestimated threat is the sun. Prolonged sun exposure without adequate protection can lead to sunburn, skin damage and even more severe health issues.
In Australia, the sun is known to be particularly harsh and sun protection should be a high safety priority for any workplace, business or school that interacts with the outdoor environment. Sun safety signage is an easy and effective way to highlight this message and to ensure sun safety is at the forefront.
Sun safety in QLD and sun safety in NSW is particularly important even in the winter months as high levels of UV remain throughout the year.
Sun Safety - Slip, Slop, Slap
Slip, Slop, Slap is a sun safety campaign slogan originally developed in Australia to promote protection from the harmful effects of the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays. The slogan highlights the key items to remember for sun safety and more recently has been expanded to include Seek and Slide. Many people now refer to it as the sun safety 5 S’s.
- Slip: This encourages people to slip on protective clothing, such as long-sleeved shirts, long pants, and other clothing that covers the skin. The idea is to minimize exposure to the sun by wearing clothing that shields the body from UV rays.
- Slop: This advises individuals to slop on sunscreen. Applying sunscreen with a high Sun Protection Factor (SPF) to exposed skin areas is essential to protect against the sun's harmful rays. Sunscreen helps prevent sunburn and reduce the risk of skin damage and skin cancer.
- Slap: This promotes the habit of slapping on a hat, specifically a wide-brimmed hat, to protect the face, neck, and ears from the sun. A hat provides additional shade and minimizes direct sun exposure to these sensitive areas.
- Seek: This action urges individuals to seek shade when outdoors. Seeking shade helps reduce direct exposure to the sun's rays, especially during peak UV hours, and can provide a cooler and safer environment, reducing the risk of heat-related illnesses.
- Slide: This action recommends sliding on sunglasses. Sunglasses that provide adequate UV protection safeguard the eyes from harmful UV rays, reducing the risk of eye damage and conditions like cataracts and photokeratitis.
Custom Sun Protection Signage
Every business, school and workplace has its own unique needs and requirements when it comes to safety signage and that’s why at New Signs we have the ability to customise our signage to your exact needs.
Whether you would like to incorporate a logo or additional PPE symbols into your sun safety signage, or would like to create a unique sun safety sun protection poster, or design a huge sun safety banner to display on a fence, we can make it happen.
Contact us today for a free quote.
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