Be safe, be seen: reflective
school safety badges
Here at Dura-ID, we’re passionate about helping our clients make a positive impact in the lives of their customer base. Whether it’s on a residential construction site for new homes or in a commercial kitchen that feeds a local community, the labels, tags and badges that we manufacture help to uphold vital standards in identification, traceability, logistics and safety.
We genuinely care about every industry that our innovative labelling solutions are used in, and it brings us great satisfaction to see our hard work benefiting businesses up and down the country and how they operate. However, as many of our team are parents, there’s one solution that we’re all especially proud to put our name to: reflective school safety badges.
So, what exactly is a reflective school safety badge? And why are they so important? Allow us to explain below…
What is a reflective school safety badge?
If you are a parent, carer or teacher you realise just how important it is that children are visible to cars, bikes and other road users when they are walking to and home from school. With darker mornings and evenings on the horizon, this message only takes on added importance.
Reflective school safety badges work exactly how they sound like they work. Made entirely from plastic, the badges work when the headlights of a car shine onto them as they become reflective and alert drivers that there are children nearby on the pavement or waiting to cross the road.
Road safety best practices
Here are some bright ideas to help your kids remember the importance of road safety and encourage best practices:
- Encourage them to stop, look and listen before crossing any road
- Make sure they look both ways before crossing the road and that they do so at a designated crossing, waiting for the cars on both sides to fully stop before stepping out.
- Advise them to always walk into the direction of traffic whilst on the pavement so they can remain vigilant.
- Educate them about the dangers of traffic being obstructed by a bus and warn them to never cross the road in front of a bus.
- Talk about what’s going on in the road and encourage your child to identify potential dangers.
But there will come a time when your child outgrows being chaperoned to and from school; they’ll want their own taste of independence and that’s where our reflective school safety badges come in. By attaching one of these to your child’s coat and their rucksack, you can rest assured that they’ll remain visible to road users and passersby. This relatively small and inexpensive step can be the difference between saving your child’s life, and it has the added benefit of looking a lot more appealing to them than a full-blown high vis jacket or vest.
In short, these badges are a way of ensuring your child can be seen, even when they can’t be seen by you.
Visibility that’s customisable
One of the best features of our reflective school safety badges at Dura-ID is the fact that each badge can be customised to your liking. Whether you’re a school teacher looking to order in bulk with your school’s crest clearly visible, or a parent trying to persuade your child to wear one, custom designs, logos and fonts can be printed on to the badges so they are unique to your child or the school they attend.
Available in a small or large size, the badges can be bought at £1.99 or £2.49 respectively, or at a customisable price of £2.10 or £2.60. For such a small investment that helps give you peace of mind when your child is walking to and from school, we think it’s worth every penny.
Would you like to know more about the reflective school safety badges we stock? To get in touch with our team, simply fill out an enquiry form and you can begin to discuss your custom design ideas with us.
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