Using health and safety cartoons has been proven as very beneficial and effective, especially in the workplace. The cartoons grasp people’s attention quickly and the messages they’re sending are understood easily and within seconds. This can help save a person’s life or prevent losing a limb so it’s an investment that will definitely be worth your money. If you use a professional cartoonist to create customized health and safety cartoons for you, your entire workforce can benefit.
One of the reasons for the effectiveness of the health and safety cartoons is that we all grew up with cartoons and have learned how they function. The cartoons are also something we all like(d) to watch so they’re real attention grabbers. The audience likes cartoons and many industries are using this fact to make successful advertising campaigns. Cartoons get the message across within a few moments, and the message can be comprehended by many people. On the other hand, if you only use written text, many won’t bother to read it and a portion of those who do read it may not understand it. In addition, a professionally drawn health and safety cartoon will also contain a pinch of humor to lighten up the atmosphere without minimising the dangers that are lurking. When the cartoon is skilfully made, the concept is clear and the message is strong and effective.
Lowering the tension
Again, the cartoons we watched as children made a positive impact on us. They were filled with humour and made us feel good. In the same manner, using health and safety cartoons around the workplace can help reduce the tension and make people more relaxed, counting the happiness and fun associated with cartoons. These cartoons can also work as conversation starters and get people to talk about them. That’s something a dull message or a sign can never do. You can get your workers to unite around it with humor but with a serious underline meaning.
How to get the most out of the health and safety cartoons
Health and safety cartoons can deliver a major impact, but only if they’re made by professionals who already have experience in the area. A good and customized health and safety cartoon will work specifically for your workplace and it can help save lives and protect your property from damage, hence saving you significant amount of money. Get your health and safety cartoons from Richard Duszczak, cartoonist for hire to get your message through in a lighthearted way.
Spot the hazards cartoon – Restaurant and Kitchen health and safety…
This cartoon is very large poster size A2 which is 59.4cm wide x 42cm deep. Ideal for training staff/colleagues and customers to be more safety conscious.
Some of the health and safety hazards include: knives ill placed on work surface, not paying attention while using meat cleaver, not using safety gloves while chopping meat, meat left out of fridge cross contamination, guy in trainers – not proper foot wear, drunk worker, pan fire near fat dripping from extractor – fire hazard, cross contaminations from meats, not lifting correctly, dirty cloth left near meats, trying to open tin can with knife, scratching backside then not washing hands, bully from senior chef, sneezing on food, slip hazard while carrying very hot soup – scolding hazard, chemicals left on work surfaces, gas ring left on unattended – napkins nearby could cause fire hazard, walk-in fridge temperature is high, mixed meats on shelving, reaching up for heavy tubs, stood on containers…but there’s plenty more!
You can purchased the ‘Restaurant and Kitchen health and safety’ cartoon at the following link:
If you’ve been running your own business for a while, you’re probably familiar with all the problems that can occur in the workplace. Accidents can happen and people can get injured. The injuries can be as insignificant as bumps and scratches but they can also be very severe. Depending on the work position, people can easily lose a limb or even lose their life in case of an accident. Just like every job position has its own dangers, so do the different times of the year. If you want to raise people’s awareness about the lurking dangers all around us, you can hire a cartoonist to make you a safety cartoon calendar.
Cartoons are the most efficient way of getting people’s attention. We all react positively to cartoons as we associate them with happy and careless childhood, fun and humor. This has been recognized by many industries and lately, it’s being recognized in safety campaigns as well. If you want to raise awareness and to educate people about safety throughout the entire year, the easiest way to do it is with a safety cartoon calendar. You can have a different safety cartoon each month so that the people spend enough time to memorize one episode, but they also get a new lesson each month to keep things interesting and fresh.
When you decide to use a safety cartoon calendar, you’re choosing what’s best for you and your employees. Not only will your workers be safer, they will also be entertained and you can benefit from reduced compensation costs you’d pay for work-related injuries. Your employees are your most valuable asset as they’re the heart and soul of any company. Without the workers, a company would become a soulless and dull machinery that would eventually fall apart due to lack of ideas. As an employer, it’s your obligation to implement and use best safety practices and a safety management program.
Keeping up the awareness all year long with a safety cartoon calendar is especially effective not only because it draws attention, teaches a lesson in a fun way and keeps things fresh, but also because you can present many different hazards and make the content of cartoons more relevant for each moth. As an example, in December, you can try raising awareness about the dangers of leaving the heater turned on when leaving the office, etc. Using the services of a skilled cartoonist such as myself can maximize the effects of your campaign through fun, effective, and engaging drawings for your safety cartoon calendar.
Contact Richard on +44 1246 209034 or email if you want to have a cartoon calendar created to highlight hazards to your workers next year.
Whiteboard animation Personal Protective Equipment – Good+Bad
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Personal Protection Equipment.
The following P.P.E must be worn at all times on site.
Safety helmets – hard hats
Safety footwear – steel toe capped boots
High visibility vests
Short/long sleeved shirts
Any task specific PPE as detailed in RAMS (Risk assessments and Method Statements.)
Not like this guy:(Cartoon of guy smoking, baseball cap on back to front, ordinary vest, shorts and sandals.)
For other health and safety videos here on YouTube:
Warehouse health and safety hazards: https://youtu.be/sTMDBAV8FU0
Manually pulling-pushing a load: https://youtu.be/d3q5gwbSZYo
Manual-handling Lifting a load correctly and safely: https://youtu.be/c_CjxAiMSDI
Working in confined spaces: https://youtu.be/skpCvuGe9sQ
The reasons for having a health and safety cartoon mascot
First of all, mascots are great at getting the people’s attention. Other than this, having a main character to your safety cartoons can eventually cause the people to bond with the character and to be more receptive to the message and the lessons you wanted them to learn. Mascots can also promote your company colors or your products and hence increase brand awareness. Your safety cartoon mascot needs to be likeable and memorable so it can become a symbol of your brand and your every employee. A well-drawn safety cartoon mascot will seem engaging and it will affect a large audience.
Have YOUR logo included in safety cartoon customization…
Besides making relevant safety cartoons that grasp the employee attention quickly and deliver the point instantly, my cartoons can also be customized with your company logo. Besides using your logo in customized safety cartoons, I can also use your company colors or match the cartoons with your website design or your social media account. Although there’s some humor involved, the effects of the cartoon won’t be mocking the dangers and it won’t cause the people to laugh at safety issues but to teach people about the lurking dangers in the most approachable and engaging way. Many people learn better from the images than text, so this will make learning easier and closer to many. What’s best about the customized safety cartoons is that they can be completely adapted to your company’s needs and ideas. Another efficient method of teaching safety in the workplace is by using a mascot. I can also integrate your mascot to be a part of the cartoon and completely in tune with your previous campaigns. The customized safety cartoons can come in many forms, including wall calendars, presentations, emails, websites, etc. The key is to keep it engaging and keep it fresh and the cartoons are the perfect tool that can be adapted to any media and any size.
Health and safety cartoons are becoming increasingly popular, and for a good reason.
They are the most effective way of communicating with employees so many business owners and government institutions are using them for all kinds of functions. One of those functions is employee safety and public safety.
The cartoons are very engaging and people react to them positively so it’s quite easy to get people’s attention using health and safety cartoons.
This is even easier to do if you have a main character in the cartoon that will take the role of the safety cartoon mascot. People love mascots and easily get used to them. Just like every sports team needs a mascot, your company should also have one, and if you include that character in your safety campaign, you’re much more likely to achieve success in this area.
If you don’t have a mascot but you think it’s a good idea to use a specific character in health and safety cartoons for your business, you can ask a cartoonist like me to make one for you. Whether it’s a careless employee that causes a lot of accidents or a pair of characters that are the exact opposite of each other, you name it, and I can draw it. Once your safety cartoon mascot is born, you can put it in different stories, and your employees will be anxious to see just what he will do next. The employees will gather around the mascot’s adventures, discuss his actions and learn valuable lessons from his mistakes. The messages delivered through cartoons and safety cartoon characters will make a greater impact and stick in people’s heads longer than any other type of warning or message. And all of this can be done with a little humor coming from a skilled cartoonist.
For bespoke health and safety cartoons contact Richard on 01246 209034 or email
Health and Safety Cartoons – The importance of workplace safety
As an employer, you’re supposed to take care of your workers and to make sure they’re as safe as they can be in your work environment. Staying safe is an imperative as accidents can cause people to get seriously injured, or worse, and the employer will be partly responsible. Safety warnings are very efficient means of getting the message through, but if they’re written as plain text, many won’t bother to read them.
On the other hand, there’s a highly effective way of communicating these messages to people. Do you know what it is? It’s the health and safety cartoons! People are most likely to stop and have a look at a sign if it contains a cartooned image and that’s why the health and safety cartoons make the most effective communicators.
For health and safety cartoons contact Richard on +44 1246 209034 or email
I’m happy to work with you on the above cartoon if you require amendments to help it suit your needs.
Well, first of all, safety cartoons take less time and less effort to comprehend than written messages. No matter the age, the education, and the language a person is using, everybody can understand a health and safety cartoon. It’s a way of communicating without words.
Many employers are becoming aware of this and are starting to add cartoons to their messages to illustrate their point and to draw more attention. This is a strategy that’s already widely used by the government and it’s a smart decision as it helps all social groups, as well as immigrants and illiterate people, understand the safety warnings. Safety cartoons can be used together with the written message or without it, but the point is, a cartoon is understood in seconds and most people will probably disregard the written notice. The cartoons are also used to underline a point and they’re being used more and more, especially in school textbooks.
Need help sourcing professional safety cartoons call Richard on +44 1246 209034 or email