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Why You Should Wear ID Badges in the Workplace

Posted By Badges Plus | 17.07.2017
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Why You Should Wear ID Badges in the Workplace

In larger scale organisations specifically, wearing personalised ID name badges is at the height of importance, and we’re here to tell you why.

Primarily, identification badges are for just that - to identify staff - but when it comes to the workplace, there are a number of reasons why those little badges can be crucial.

We will begin with the most obvious, identification of staff members.

Custom photo ID badges make it easy for management and colleagues to easily distinguish who is a member of staff and if they are permitted to be in the building and if so, what department they work in.

If you work in a customer facing role, it is also beneficial for customers and clients to have visual confirmation or who is a member of staff should they need to approach somebody with a query or complaint. Having an employee’s name clearly visible on an ID badge may also be useful for customers and clients.

Through issuing company ID badges to all staff members, containing information such as an employee’s name, job role and basic business information and logos, employees really feel a sense of staff unity and community. The bearer of the badge will feel more involved in the organisation and it will also encourage staff communication. If simple information such as a name is visible, employees will feel much more comfortable to approach a fellow colleague, even if this is just for a friendly chat!

Your employee will feel heightened levels of security if ALL members of staff in the workplace are required to wear photo ID badges, regardless of their level of authority.

If somebody is trying to gain unlawful entry into your building, they will have a much tougher time as security guards and other members of staff will only need to take one glance to determine who should be present and who shouldn’t be. It is then much easier for security to question the individual and either issue them a visitor ID badge or escort them from the building if necessary – guaranteeing the safety of your staff!

Staff ID Badges also bear critical information in the unfortunate event of an accident.

In large organisations, especially those that house sensitive data or high-risk produce – such as a hospital – there is usually a high number of permitted access only areas and not all employees will be allowed entry into every room or area.

Employee ID badges are the most convenient and efficient way to identify who has permitted entry into what room, floor, department or even what cupboard!

Similarly, ID badges are a simple way to track the whereabouts of staff members within the building, as well as their entry and exit times. Again, such information can prove vital in the event of a fire alarm or similar.

Many businesses offer their staff members a number of employee perks and benefits. Some of these are accessed within the organisation; however some are to be retrieved at an external partner company.

Providing your employees with custom photo ID badges enables workers in said external companies to quickly and conveniently establish when an individual is entitled to retrieve a specific offer, discount or free item.

Whether it is to claim a discount at a restaurant, a reduced cinema ticket or an offer at a retail store, a work ID badge means you can easily reap the rewards you deserve without any hassle.


If you are looking for custom ID badges for the work place, you needn’t look any further than Badges Plus!  

We have many years of experience in designing and manufacturing bespoke employee ID badges, photo ID badges and everything in-between.  You can submit your company logo or leave the design work entirely to our talented in-house teams.

Complete the contact form below to see how we can help your business today!

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