How Safety Signs Can Help to Manage Pool Risks and Protect Swimmers
Pool season may not quite have heated up yet for swimmers – at least not in our corner of the world here at Clarion Safety Systems – but when it comes to pool or spa facility owners and managers, its never too early to be thinking of safety. After all, water presents a very real potential hazard and risk to people who are unaware of the dangers and, year after year, data shows that the number of people who are injured in water or drown is substantial.
How can safety signs help? Hazards and avoidance procedures must be communicated to help keep people free from harm, and here, safety signs are key. Yet, not just any warning sign will do. Unfortunately, the majority of signs in use at pools are outdated and inadequate; key messages are lost in long lists of rules or the signs themselves go unnoticed.
"Safety messages must stand out and be understood to be effective," says Geoffrey Peckham, CEO and Director of Research & Development at Clarion. That's where the Clarion pool safety sign system is different – and can help to better reduce risk and protect people. The features which set it apart from the other signs on the market include:
- Developed by the leading experts in safety standards, signage and aquatics
- Designed with clear graphical symbols to draw attention to core safety messages
- Complies with the latest safety standards to fulfill pool owners legal duty to warn.
(Sign designs Clarion Safety Systems. All rights reserved.)
But, you don't need to take our word for it. Clarion's pool signs are now proven to be quickly recognized and easily understood by viewers. Results of comprehension tests show that the Clarion signs and symbols well-exceeded the 85 percent comprehension rate benchmark established by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) safety sign standards.
Ready to learn more about pool safety and effective signage? Watch our short, 4-minute video "Preventing Swimming Pool Accidents and Lawsuits" or read the Clarion article on pool safety recently featured in the American Society of Safety Engineer's (ASSE) service branch practice specialty newsletter.
You can also visit the Clarion pool safety sign system online catalog – where signs are available in English, Spanish, and bilingual English/Spanish, and can be customized with different languages, sizes and finishes – or contact us for help in building a system to fit your requirements.