Dock Street Signs

Construction Signage

Construction sites are an opportunity for builders to publicise the work they are doing. Signage is used to demarcate the job site area and indicate the construction companies, engineers and whoever else is responsible for the construction. As the construction progresses, those that pass by and admire the work can easily tell who deserves credit.

These sites also tend to be dangerous work areas. The busy environment, heavy equipment, and falling debris all make it necessary to ensure the safety of work crews and any visitors. Signage again plays an important role in helping to keep these job sites safe for everyone.

Signage Used at Construction Sites

Signage like billboards, PVC banners, feather flags, post and panel signs can be used at a distance from the construction site to notify people of what is happening in their neighbourhood. They can be made aware of an upcoming development and where it is located nearby. If the target market for the building can be found further afield, then you may still find such displays in other far-flung locations.

Closer to home, there is often a need to demarcate the job site. Some form of temporary fencing is often used for this.

In the outdoor area of a construction site, there is certain information that is legally required to be displayed. This includes:

  • Health and safety poster
  • Fire and emergency plan
  • Insurance certificate
  • F10 for notifiable projects

Why Signage

As said, construction sites are required by law to display certain information. Signage makes it possible to keep this information visible to everyone. Signage can also be used to publicise information about a project. It is part of promotional activities that may help in attracting buyers, tenants and future customers to the property when finished and occupied. It is also an opportunity for the builders involved to publicise their businesses as the project they work on progresses.

Signage is also used for health and safety reasons. Construction sites often host hazards and care must be taken to ensure people are aware of the risks. Barricades, directional signs, equipment ID, and hazards signs are useful during excavation, demolition and construction. Safety signage requiring work crews and visitors to wear safety gear like hard hats, eyeglasses, gloves and more is also beneficial.

Directional signs are also helpful in understanding the layout of the site and enable work crews and visitors to know where they need to go., including where to find the job site offices. These signs are also useful for guiding trucks and movement of heavy equipment where needed.

If the job site has reserved parking around it, perhaps for trucks making deliveries, it is important to ensure proper signage so that others do not park here and cause an obstruction or other interference.

Custom construction signs can be made in a variety of configurations to ensure they are suitable for whatever purpose. The materials used in their fabrication should also be durable to cope with the dusty and difficult conditions of such sites.