Lanyards for Staff & Visitors

Lanyards for Staff and Visitors

Lanyards have many uses, from branding purposes to keepsakes from festivals and have become one of the most useful tools available for promotional purposes. 

However, corporate lanyards do not simply apply to marketing products, they can have other uses for businesses and organisations. Staff lanyards are becoming ever more popular, especially with the advent of the coronavirus pandemic, where identification and access has become part and parcel of normal life.

Staff Lanyards

Security and keeping your employees safe should be high on the list of priorities for businesses. Staff lanyards are a cheap and easy solution for businesses or organisations looking to improve their security as they provide a practical method for carrying identification badges and security passes.

Lanyards are extremely useful when it comes to internal security and identification. Whether you operate a public service, such as a hospital or a school, or a private business, organisations using personalised lanyards that are designed with their branding, logo and/or the word ‘staff,’ enables that person to be easily identifiable, especially when combined with the lanyard card holder. 

If you are a retailer, public house, or restaurant, you may have large teams that require electronic access to the tills with their own unique fob. This means they need to keep this safe at all times. They do this with either retractable lanyards or staff lanyards that are placed around the neck.

The more traditional buildings may not have electronic access devices and rely on keys in order to gain access throughout the premises, so how do you maintain that safety and ease of access? Key lanyards of course! They remain safe and secure at all times while still providing the convenience to have them to hand when you need them.

If you decide to purchase lanyards for your employees for any purpose, then customising your lanyards with your business brand or logo can have the benefit of conveying a sense of professionalism and improve morale amongst staff members, uniting them with a sense of purpose.

Visitor Lanyards

Visitor badges can play an important part of your business’ security strategy. They are one of the most affordable and visible forms of identification, making them an excellent choice for businesses both large and small. However, one of the biggest problems with visitor ID badges is they either must be pinned on, with the potential of damaging visitor clothing or kept in a pocket or bag, which does not help with easy accessibility or visibility.

If all your visitors are required to wear an ID badge to help identify them to the employees and security staff working on your premises, then visitor lanyards with a lanyard ID holder or badge holder is a simple and cost-effective solution. Information is both visible and readily accessible with no damage caused to clothing and improving your visitor's overall experience. 

If you or your business operates in certain industries, you may have a variety of visitors that require different levels of security. By assigning certain areas of your workspace with a specific “colour,” then customising your visitor lanyards with assorted colours or branding/text in relation to the different areas and giving your visitor the complementing lanyard and visitor badge, you can enable your security or employees to quickly identify whether a visitor has the correct level of access. 

Visitor lanyards can also provide a different purpose for your business. Company branding on your visitor lanyards and ID badges can make your business appear official and professional to visitors, and your lanyards may form the first impression of your business a visitor may have. Because of this, it is worth considering customising not only your lanyards, but the accessories you use to hold visitor badges, such as a lanyard badge holder, or lanyard ID holder and even the actual ID itself.

Having your logo or branding on your lanyards not only works for identification purposes so that your visitors are easily spotted, but if your visitors wear them when leaving your premises, the lanyards become a free marketing tool and increase the amount of exposure to potential new business.

Staff and Visitor Lanyards with Only Lanyards

Customised to your own design or text is one of the reasons why lanyards are so popular with businesses and organisations. Cheap to purchase, even customised with a business brand, they are the perfect solution for businesses and organisations to help keep your premises, employees, and visitors secure. 

If you are thinking about buying staff and visitor lanyards or lanyard ID holders for your business or organisation, then please get in touch with us here at Only Lanyards. As well as lanyards to increase security, or to improve visitor experiences, we also have a full range of designer lanyards if you are looking for something a little bit special and we have a custom lanyard range to accommodate your own branding and any information you would like to be prominently displayed.    

If you are unsure of your staff or visitor lanyard design then don’t worry, designing your custom lanyard is something we like to take care of, so at the very outset we'll ask you for your logo and colour instructions, and get a visual over to you before you even order. Our team is always available to talk through your options and we can send you samples of what we've done before to help you choose the right lanyard for you.

If you are interested in purchasing lanyards or accessories for yourself or your business or event, then we would love to hear from you. Even if you are unsure of what it is you would want or require, we can guide you through the process. Feel free to contact us directly by phone on 0333 271 0660 or by email at