Wayfinding is a time-honored skill that helped keep ancient people alive while traveling on land and water, long before maps were conceptualized. As the new infographic from industrial safety company Graphic Products points out, “wayfinding has been around as long as people have migrated and moved,” citing Polynesians who navigated by the sun, moon, stars, and even birds.
Recognizing the importance for wayfinding for today’s modern world, especially in the workplace, Graphic Products developed a highly-shareable Basics of Wayfinding Infographic that examines the history of wayfinding and couples it with modern wayfinding techniques.
How This Wayfinding Infographic Can Enhance Workplace Safety
Facilities of all sizes can benefit from wayfinding as it helps shuttle users between areas and helps them arrive safely at their destination. This infographic illustrates, in a clear and concise manner, relevant regulations and four types of wayfinding signage:
- Identification Signs: Identify the area a user is in and point out specific landmarks or structures
- Directional Signs: Appear en route to and near the final location and keep people moving
- Informational Signs: Supplement the trip from Point A to Point B with useful information
- Regulatory Signs: Inform users of regulations and requirements
The infographic can be printed out, emailed, and shared with co-workers to spread a lasting safety message. An infographic strategically placed in a break room can serve as a constant reminder of what workers need to stay safe.
How Floor Marking Can Help Wayfinding
Floor marking plays a large role in safety, especially in back regions of warehouses where pedestrian traffic and forklift traffic travel freely in the same space. Keep them separate with PathFinder tapes, and access resources like this Floor Marking Guide to help know what sort of information needs to be transmitted to visitors, employees and more.
About Graphic Products
Graphic Products is an innovative leader, providing solutions for safety and visual communication. The company's full line of safety products and compliance audit services are designed for the modern workforce. Graphic Products leads the industry with safety training materials, educational resources, and up-to-date news and compliance information on topics like arc flash, chemical labeling, and pipe marking. Visit GraphicProducts.com or call 888.326.9244 to improve your facility’s safety and productivity.