Safety signs are often used for their primary purpose of warning people. But there are also many other creative ways they can be used to change up the atmosphere. Looking at safety signs in a different way can lead to new ideas and help you get out of your comfort zone! These 5 ideas will give you an idea of how to use these signs in ways that most people don’t think about, but should!
Safety signs are used for the practical purpose of warning people, but they can also be used as decoration! This is probably the least risky way to use a safety sign and it doesn’t require anyone’s permission. All you have to do is hang it up somewhere around your house or apartment! If you’re feeling especially creative, you could even paint a picture over the image on the sign so that it blends in with what’s behind it! In this case, if someone were to walk past the sign, they might not even notice there was anything wrong until they get closer or after they’ve been staring at this for too long without realizing something seems off about it. It could be pretty funny when people start noticing it!
2. A practical joke
You can use the signs to play a pretty weird practical joke on someone! If you’re familiar with the classic shocker prank, then you probably know about this one too. All you have to do is print out (or draw) some fake safety signs and tape them up around where your victim goes often. Make sure they look convincing enough that people might actually think it’s real if they see it. Afterwards, all you have to do is wait for them to notice the sign, act surprised like everyone else does when they see it (like there’s something wrong or dangerous about it), and watch their reaction!
3. Scare someone
They are meant to warn someone in case of danger, but they can also be used to scare someone! If you want to use this method of creative sign usage, make sure you consider whether or not it’s worth the risk. You may end up scaring your victim so much that he or she might get seriously hurt in an actual emergency if they mistake it for a real danger instead of just tricking them. Also, know what kinds of signs are typically used in your area. For example, if everyone knows that people in your town should expect to see warning signs about floods when walking outside after it rains, then you probably shouldn’t try using these kinds of signs because it won’t be as effective.
4. A good conversation starter
If you’re looking for a way to get more people interested in talking with you, then this is definitely the way to do it! If you’re not used to doing it already, having conversations with strangers can be really difficult if they don’t feel like opening up right away or if they aren’t feeling comfortable around you yet. They are meant to warn people about dangers; this makes them acceptable topics of conversation. You could even use these kinds of signs as icebreakers when meeting new people because they’ll probably want to ask questions like “What’s wrong with that sign?” and “Why would someone put that there?” This will help ease the tension because both of you will have something in common from the start, and it will probably help you both to relax a little bit.
5. Inspire others
So what if you’ve already tried these methods of trying out something new? How can you inspire others to try something different too? Safety signs are often thought of as being used to warn people about dangers, but there are many creative ways they can be used! If someone sees your creativity with the use of these signs, then they might realize that they could try using them in their own life or even just think more outside the box. You never know how your actions might affect the way other people think about things around them! Maybe by seeing all of these different ways that the signs have been used, someone else will become inspired and find their own creativity with them! Whatever you choose to do with your safety sign, it’s important that you put some thought into it before just slapping one up.
Signage is a necessity in any workplace, but it can also be used to serve other purposes. Our top 5 creative ways you can use safety signs are just some of the ideas out there for how this piece of corporate marketing material could have more than one purpose. Have you ever seen an old sign that has been repurposed? If so, what did they turn it into? We’d love to hear your story!