Visual Workplace, Inc. offers “Visual Management Techniques to Define Organized, Productive, Safe Territories and Work Areas” – a free, downloadable PDF to help employers assess their facilities and create a safe workplace using visual management techniques. The guide touches on personal protective equipment (PPE), facility safety instructions and machine/equipment/process protocols, showing how visual information is critical to making safer decisions in any workplace. The guide also includes self-assessment questions and tools such as ‘Top 12 Safety/Emergency Notification Systems’ that every facility should have in place.

This guide is part of Visual Workplace’s 7 Pillars of Visual Management – techniques that help companies increase safety and operational efficiency. A strong visual management system drives the continuous culture and rate of improvement, resulting in benefits such as improved customer experience and increased shareholder value/financial performance. The 7 Pillars include: Leadership, Territory, Work Instructions, Scoreboards, Process Control, Inventory and Safety.