The goal for social distancing equipment goes beyond simply keeping people six feet apart. Other important factors include improved communication, streamlined organization, and more effective sanitation.
Below, we’ll go over the products that make the biggest difference no matter the industry. For both outdoor and indoor applications, these items—in combination or individually—can serve to improve social distancing in a variety of ways.
A Frame Sign
Place an A Frame Sign at entrances and other high-traffic areas to display important health and safety information. By delivering essential messaging and graphics, you ensure that everyone is on the same page about expectations.
The most common form is CDC recommended guidelines, including keeping six feet apart, wearing a mask at all times, and washing hands regularly.
If you could only choose one social distancing product, this is probably what you’d choose. After all, preventing COVID-19 is a group effort that’s often only effective if everyone is participating.
With clear, approachable, and unmissable A Frame Signs, your chances are good that most (if not all) will follow the guidelines accordingly.
Retractable Belt Stanchions
The standard length of a retractable belt barrier is around 6.5 feet, making them the perfect social distancing markers. Whether you clarify that with a stanchion sign frame or get custom belts with the messaging presented, these are a great way to ensure people are lining six feet apart.
Retractable belt stanchions are particularly versatile as well, an essential component for most organizations where waiting in line is prevalent. They can be adjusted quickly. They’re lightweight and compact, so storage and transportation is fast and easy. And they can be used to block off areas for maintenance or cleaning, no just to form queues.
For keeping people organized while at a safe distance, it’s tough to beat a retractable belt stanchion. However, if you’re using them for outdoor applications, make sure to upgrade to a weatherized post to ensure reliable longevity in all weather conditions.
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Stanchion Sign Frame
The stanchion sign frame is a great way to deliver supporting messaging that can be easily rotated. Options range from accepting 1/4’’ or 1/8’’ thick signage as well as standard 8’’ x 11’’ printer paper.
Either way, these fit directly on the stanchion post without impeding the retractable belt, no tools required. You can quickly change out signage to easily update safety messaging or pivot to advertising specials too. Simply slide the print into the top of the sign frame, and that’s it.
At Sonco, we also offer design services for custom signage, including inserts for stanchion sign frames. Our in-house designers can concept something from scratch, optimizing files, or simply use your existing files to print high-quality signage.
Floor stickers are the most affordable social distancing product for obvious reasons. However, if you get these from a high-quality supplier, these can be a lot more effective than one might think.
Most people have been in a business with social distancing floor stickers. The worst are the blue pieces of tape on the floor. But a wider, round sticker with COVID-19 messaging is taken seriously by most people.
At Sonco, we offer custom options. For example, your company’s name and logo alongside large, high-contrasting safety messaging.
Further, if you’re in a region with inclement weather, the floor sticker needs to be durable. We’ve designed our selection to stand up to water and scuffs to ensure the stickers outlast all competing options.
Lightweight Steel Barricades
Bike rack barricades are a step up from retractable belt stanchions.
These extremely durable and highly effective crowd control products are used for a wide-range of applications. If you have folks lining up in front of your store or need to keep people out of dangerous indoor or outdoor areas, these are a great choice.
We also highly recommend lightweight steel barricades for employee screening areas.
There’s a reason this is the product most people imagine when they hear the term “crowd control.” They last for years of constant use in any weather, they’re lightweight and extremely durable, and their familiarity means most people know they’re there for their safety.
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Barricade covers are a great way to display important health and safety information. They can also present the exact length of six feet for social distancing similar to a custom retractable belt barrier.
Perhaps best of all, barricade covers are a lot easier to sanitize than the barricades themselves. Cleaning every individual bar and the whole frame can be time consuming if you have a long barrier. The barricade covers make spraying, wiping down, and moving onto the next one fast, easy, and efficient.
So, whether simply a standard option, one with your logo, or something completely customizable, barricade covers are effective forms of protection from the spread of COVID-19.
Curbside pickup. Parking lot dining and streateries. Blocking off every other parking spot to maintain social distancing both outside and in. The uses for traffic delineators are numerous, but these highly effective safety products always deliver.
The high-visibility colors and reflective tape make them unmissable. The high-durability material means they’ll bounce back into their normal shape, even when they’re run over. And they last for years of constant use, even in snow and rain. They’re also anti-fade due to their UV resistance.
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Partner with a Sonco Health & Safety Expert
Don’t hesitate to reach out to the Sonco team with any questions specific to your venue, industry, and budget. We believe in the importance of buying the right product the first time to set clients up for long-term success.