Wm. Whiteley Limited are designers and manufacturers of superior government signage, wayfinding and sign systems. Now celebrating 30 years experience working with the interior design, architectural and facility management communities.
What a good wayfinding system can do
A good wayfinding system (including directional, informational, identification, and safety and security signage) helps all facility users, whether permanent staff or visitors, to save valuable time, while reducing stress and encouraging self-reliance. It also enhances building and personnel safety and security. Whatever its content or location, the fundamental purpose of signage is to help people find their way, quickly and easily, to the person, service or location they need.
It doesn't matter whether a premises is large or small, signage is a critical component in creating a first impression. Whatever the size of your project, we can work with you to select signage or a wayfinding system that meets official requirements and which also communicates a strong and effective message about the institution, department, service or function being represented.
Challenges faced in specifying signage for Government Facilities...
Special Needs of Mulitple User Groups
Potentially more than any other service provider in our society, government offices or facilities face the challenge of meeting the needs and expectations of a widely divers user population. Considerations must include issues such as:
- Literacy skills
- Physical challenges including sight & mobility
- Cultural expectations, Etc
Safety and Security
To ensure the safety and security of all facility users, appropriate information regarding day-to-day rules and regulations, updates, and emergency routines or conditions must be readily available. The critical nature of this information makes it essential that signs be tamper resistant and building code compliant.
Speed and Flexibility of Updating
Many signs in public facilities describe temporary events, procedures or conditions. Ease of updating, ongoing costs and security of contents are critical considerations in selecting signage (see Permanent or Changeable below).
Ease of Maintenance
In order to stand up to heavy traffic and use, signs specified for education facilities must be hard wearing, tamper resistant, compatible with products required for cleaning and easily maintained.
Goverment Signage - Permanent or Changeable?
Based on its content and purpose, govermnent signage may have text that is unlikely to change over time, for example, floor numbers, washroom facilities, meeting room signs, etc. One the other hand, signs such as workstation signs, office signs including employee names and titles, etc., may require more frequent updating. Wm. Whiteley Limited designs and manufactures signs and sign systems which can accommodate the need for both permanent as well as changeable text. Our changeable signs are designed to hold paper inserts which can be updated virtually instantaneously using on site computers and printers. Let us work with you to develop a sign schedule identifying the types and content of signs required for your project.
Why choose Government Signage by Wm. Whiteley Limited?
- Complete Facility Signage - Indoors & Outdoors
Our indoor and outdoor signage systems offer comprehensive identity and wayfinding systems including signs designed to support information, direction, identification and safety and security needs.
- Help & Support Available
Whether you need assistance in defining your requirements or in ensuring that the signage you select is customized to reinforce your identity, our experienced staff is available to work with you to ensure the success of your project.
Our sign systems include both permanent and changeable options. Proven, practical and minimal, our sign products are designed to easily integrate with any interior finishes, from contemporary to traditional.
- Ease of Updating
One of the most common sights in any building is a piece of paper taped up to redirect traffic because a replacement sign either hasn't been ordered or delivered. Our interior sign products include a range of options based on changeable inserts which can be produced quickly, easily, and economically using on site computers.
Our government signs are proof that quality and affordability can go hand-in-hand. We are pleased to provide quotations for projects of any size.
- Standard and Custom Colours and Finishes Available
We offer standard colours and finishes as well as custom options.
- American Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliant
Our signs can be manufactured to meet ADA standards & other barrier free requirements for public facilities including raised letter and pictograms, contrasting colours, Grade 2 Braille, installation height, etc.
- Maintenance and Durability
Made from powder-coated steel and / or high quality acrylic with silk-screened borders, our office signs are designed with ease of care in mind. Signs are tough, durable and easily maintained by cleaning and facilities staff.
- Ready to Install
Both interior and outdoor signs are shipped assembled and ready to install following the simple instructions provided.