Wearing an ID badge is nothing new in the workplace. Over the past decade, the use of ID badges has significantly increased, and for good reason. Not only do ID badges ensure security and safety of your workplace, it serves as a small investment towards a risk free, secure office environment while protecting employees and assets. Employee ID badges serve as a unique identification tool as a result you can immediately spot an employee from a non-employee.
However, many employees can’t stand having to wear their employee badges if the badge attachments are not appropriate for their job requirements. For example, an employee working in a warehouse environment in which frequent lifting is required may feel a badge hanging from a swinging lanyard ,which consistently catches on products, shelving or equipment may feel the lanyard is a nuisance or a safety risk more than a safety feature. Making sure the badge accessories you choose support your safety program by choosing the appropriate attachments. Badge reels that have a retractable cord or vinyl strap clips are a more appropriate badge accessory for this type of work environment, by keeping the badge visible without getting in the way of employees as they try to move through their workplace to do their job.
Weigh your badge accessory options heavily prior to enforcing a safety program which includes the usage of ID badges in order to ensure a successful and practical safety program. Your safety program will only work if your employees wear the ID badges.