ID lanyards usually carry the logo, tagline and name of the company, school or government office. They are primarily used to hold the ID’s. They also serve as a form of recognition or affiliation to a particular school, office or company. ID lanyards are usually required to be worn together with the school or company’s ID.
Here are some of the things one must do in wearing the ID lanyards.
1.Do wear the lanyards with the ID at all times during office or school hours. As a form of identity, this will keep non-members from entering the premises, thereby protecting everyone from any untoward incident. Wear it where it can be seen properly like outside the uniform or jacket. Wear the ID with your picture in front. Avoid hanging other items with the ID that might cover or obstruct it. It should be visible at all times.
2.Do wear it with pride. ID lanyards represent the company or school where one works or studies. It symbolizes allegiance. One should be proud of one’s company or school. Therefore, when you wear your lanyard, show how much you appreciate your allegiance by wearing it proud.
3.Do take care of it. Although a lanyard can last for decades if properly cared for, it could also be torn, damaged or ripped when no care is given. Avoid getting it wet, soiled or stained. One common reason why the lanyards are always misplaced or lost is because there is no specific place to put them after they are used. Do not just leave it anywhere but hang it to a hook. After all, the ID is attached to it and its loss could mean an inconvenience for the student or the employee as one would need to report, replace and pay for the new one.
What not to do with lanyards? Here are the things one should not do with lanyards.
1.Do not write or pin anything to it. A lanyard is a form of identification as it carries the logo, name and sometimes, the tagline of the school or company. It should be free from any unnecessary marks or decors that would cover or remove what is printed on it. Plus, writing on it would make the lanyard look dirty. Putting buttons or other decors on it make it look informal.
2.Do not place heavy objects on the attachments. Some lanyards are designed to carry heavier objects such as water bottles, cameras or cellphones. However, lanyards specifically designed to hold ID’s would not be able to carry other heavy objects. Therefore, refrain from hooking pens, keys, small electronic gadgets such as MP3 or IPod, and other unnecessary things.
3.Do not lend it to others at all cost. After all, the ID carries your name and whatever illegal or inappropriate activity done by the wearer would be charged to your account.
4.Do not sell or give the lanyards to other people who are not affiliated with the company or school. Some people do this because they are proud of their school or company. However, this is inappropriate as a lanyard is earned by being a member of that particular organization.
5.Do not use your lanyard for other things. Basically, there are many things one could do to a lanyard other than hang the ID. It could also be used as a holder of other important items such as set of keys or stamp. Used and old lanyards are good for tying sacks or loose items such as various tools in the garden. They could also be converted as leashes for your pets. However, your ID lanyards should only be used to hold your ID.