A lanyard is often the best instant form of identification, and instils a feeling of trust, confidence and safety. Here are ten of the best ways you can use lanyards to your advantage:
1. Retail staff
Whatever you need when you go shopping, being greeted and having your money handled by a clerk with a clearly identifiable lanyard shows professionalism and authenticity. If your business has a retail presence, consider this boost in credibility for your team. Consider Identibadge’s staff badges in blue or grey, or have them personalised with your own corporate design.
2. Exhibition promotion
If you’re considering exhibitions, lanyards should be an essential piece of your promotion. Lanyards keep your logo front and centre when your staff are chatting with delegates, helping cement future recognition. Printed exhibition lanyards are also a great way to distinguish between your exhibition staff and business promoters during an event, and work best when personalised to match your brand.
3. School trips
During field trips it can become difficult to keep pupils safely organised. Having different coloured lanyards can come in handy when arranging groups or teams, and makes students identifiable even from a distance.
4. Teachers and school staff
Additionally, during any events such as parent meetings and induction days, it’s an absolute necessity to be able to clearly recognise staff. Not only will parents know who to trust, they will know who to come to in case of an emergency. Try lanyards specific to other staff & student roles, including supply teacher, sixth form, and governor.
5. Corporate employees
Big corporations employ large numbers of staff, and security is always an issue that must remain top priority. Lanyards ensure that all employees will instantly note whether the person they don’t recognise is an employee, a visitor, or someone who shouldn’t be there at all. Printed lanyards are also useful in recognising different levels of staff or security, especially when personalised.
6. Event staff and security
Whether it be a sporting fixture, festival or any other kind of large scale event, there will be huge numbers of attendees that require direction. Swift identification helps your team to solve problems before they escalate, and keeps staff easily identifiable. Some event staff may need to carry more than just identification; a double ended lanyard would provide extra space for items such as site maps.
Couriers use lanyards to keep their ID cards continuously visible for quick checking. As couriers usually have their hands full, it helps that their ID is accessible without needing to reach into a pocket. In addition, their lanyard quickly identifies them as a courier to security, allowing them to pass through more easily. Displaying your own corporate design on your lanyards will help to promote your business.
8. Airline employees
In recent years, security has increased dramatically at airports. There are now more staff than ever before, so seeing a lanyard, whether it represents security or an individual airline, is vital in not only recognising who to trust but also where to go. They can be instrumental in keeping an airport running as smoothly as possible. Having your company logo represented on your badge will help your brand reach hundreds of people on a daily basis.
9. Hospital staff
Lanyards are particularly useful here as not only do doctors, nurses and other staff need to be recognised, but there is an extra need for hygiene. A laminated badge on a lanyard doesn’t need to be touched, meaning no one picks up unwanted germs. In such a large building, using Identibadge’s coloured lanyards will assist in helping staff distinguish one department member from another.
10. Equipment service
Many industries run expensive and important equipment in their workplace, and often a technician will be required to fix or maintain them. A lanyard not only offers instant identification but also reminds the hirer of the technician’s company name. This will prove useful if future calls need to be made, especially if your own corporate design is displayed.
A variety of lanyards and accessories are available on https://www.identibadge.com, with quick and simple personalisation options to improve their effectiveness. If you would like a free consultation to find out what we can do for you, call our expert team on 020 8645 2555.