In many industries, it is considered “Best Practice” to require employees to wear a visible employee ID badge at all times. This allows a company to verify that everyone on site has been appropriately vetted and is authorized to be present.
However, some industries require staff members to perform physical tasks which can be more difficult to perform safely when wearing an ID badge. If the employee badge is worn on a lanyard around the neck, then care must be taken to avoid it getting tangled in machinery or interfering with manual operations. For workers in transportation, logistics, or operations their activity is often incompatible with a lanyard, which is the most common way of displaying an ID card. And some activities are easier with “hands-free”, because its not easy to juggle other tasks while reaching for an ID badge to show someone.
Fortunately, there are numerous alternative accessories available to allow the easy display of ID cards, without jeopardizing safety. One simple solution is the “zip-reel” or “yo-yo”. The reel contains a spring-mounted, retractable string to which the ID badge is attached. It can be easily used when required, and returns to a safe position at the belt or waist when not needed. This is particularly handy, for example, when employee badges need to be swiped in a time clock.
Alternatively, a clip can be used to keep the ID card from dangerously dangling. The ID card is clipped to a pocket, lapel, or belt-loop to make it easily visible, yet keep it out of the way. Some clients prefer magnetic badge holders, which are stuck to the back of the badge and have a magnetic component which holds the badge in place through the fabric of the shirt or lab coat.
But perhaps the most useful method is the arm-band. This is a clear vinyl badge holder, held in place on the upper-arm with a stretchable strap. ID cards inserted in the badge holder are easily seen, but never interfere with safe work practices.
All these accessories, and others, are available for order on the InstantCard website. And if you are looking for a solution which you don’t see listed, just ask as we can probably order whatever custom accessory you require.