I was extremely pleased with the quality and content of the final product, and John was great to work with. I’d recommend this product for just about any public or private business model.
Michael Fair, Principal/Lead Teacher
Buellton Learning Center, Olive Grove Charter School
The flip charts are a BIG hit here at LAP. There are some content revisions needed that we’ll look at for 2017. The vinyl sleeves will make updating the charts very easy.
Andrew Washington, Environmental Health, Safety & Sustainability Supervisor, Neutrogena (a division of Johnson & Johnson)
The flip charts are awesome. [They’re] holding up well. Everyone from the CEO down is well pleased. Thanks for a quality product.
Joseph Harkins, Operations Assistant
Ezra Choilim Health Center
A great example of how John at EHSConsult is in pace with my new boss’s expectations. With our new emergency flip charts from EHSConsult I feel confident that our workforce here at CTG understands what to do in an emergency situation.
Brett Hittner, Director of Facilities and EHS
Channel Technologies Group
We were able to review several different flip charts and developed one that was just what we needed for the school. The process was easy and quick and resulted in a very professional flip chart.
Greg Rogers, Wink-Loving Independent School District, Wink, Texas
The flip charts are important and have been well received by the Dunn community. We have posted in all of our classrooms – important information all in one place – in an emergency things may be a bit chaotic – this information will reduce anxiety and confusion and help all manage in a safe and effective manner.
Tom Holmes, Director of Alumni Affairs
Dunn School, Los Olivos, CA.
The emergency flip charts are a wonderful resource for our teachers and staff. The logistical information and emergency procedures can be found easily and we feel that we are better prepared in the case of an emergency.
Megan Gregor, Asst-Principal Foothill High School, Bakersfield, CA.
The flip chart looks great.
Susanne Peterson, Manager, Administration and Laboratory Operations
Pacific Diagnostic Laboratory
Thank you for your help with creating emergency procedure flip charts for the International Crane Foundation! They look great and we have distributed them to our staff. The vinyl sleeve was a wonderful addition and provides us with a lot of flexibility. Dan – Thank you for going the extra distance to create a template for us.
Cully Shelton, Visitor Program Manager
International Crane Foundation
I passed out the flipcharts in today’s Health & Safety Committee meeting and everyone was super impressed. Even the CEO commented on them! NICE WORK! Thanks for hanging in there with me.
Shayne McDougall, Associate Facilities Director
Edgewood Center for Chidren & Families
Click here to see the full list of EHSConsult’s flip chart clients.
Natural and man-made disasters seem to be occurring with greater frequency around the world. They’re in the news just about every day. EHSConsult’s Emergency Procedures Flip Charts are designed to help students, workers, and residents feel, and be, safe in an emergency situation.
A legibly printed, concisely written flip chart posted at strategic locations throughout your site or facility will provide a reliable resource for quickly finding the topic of the emergency, and revealing the appropriate procedures necessary for your own safety as well as that of people under your supervision.
Emergency procedures flip charts may even save you money in insurance premiums. Consult with your insurer for potential discounts if you place flip charts at your facility.
EHSConsult produces two types of flip charts: Standard and Vinyl-sleeved. See Description. We can also make customized flip charts. Just let us know what you’re looking for, and we’ll get it made for you!
Please note that EHSConsult is not a printer broker, nor do we supply materials for building your own flip charts.
Below are some samples of our vinyl-sleeved flip charts:
Below are some samples of our standard flip charts:
Below are sample pages from some of our standard style flip charts.
Click here to see some samples of various flip chart pages, showing how we have taken the clients’ submissions and reformatted the text, replaced the graphics with high resolution images, and recreated charts and tables, to make them all look their best in the final, printed flip chart. (PDF file)
Flip charts are produced in two configurations: Standard and Vinyl-sleeved. Standard flip charts can be customized; vinyl-sleeved flip charts are made to accommodate either 12 or 16-page configurations. Both types of flip charts can be printed borderless (ink bleeds to the edge of the paper).
The Standard flip chart contains a sequence of tiered pages that are printed on one or both sides of a heavy, white paper stock (100# cover). A firm, transparent, protective acetate sheet is included. Since the flip chart pages are bound directly to the coil binding, pages cannot be replaced. However, we can include up to two vinyl sleeves at the back of the flip chart. A firm, poly backing can also be included. For hanging, either a hole can be drilled through the top center of the flip chart, or a hanging wire can be attached to the wire coil itself. A standard flip chart can contain up to 24 pages, but it may be advisable to limit the number of pages to 18, if possible. Rigid vinyl printable covers can also be ordered, and the same material could also serve as a hanger tab.
With the Vinyl-sleeved flip chart all of the printed pages are inserted into pliable vinyl sleeves, which are bound to the wire coil. Printed pages can be easily removed or replaced. You can order replacement pages from EHSConsult, or print them yourself. The flip chart backing, a thick poly plastic board, has a hole drilled near the top for hanging the chart. Vinyl-sleeved flip charts can only be ordered in multiples of 25, and are only available in 12 or 16-page configurations; therefore, the minimum order for vinyl-sleeved flip charts is 25.
If you know how many flip charts you need, and how many pages will be in the flip charts, we can provide you with estimates for both types of flip charts.
Please contact EHSConsult for a quote before downloading and filling out the template.
NOTE: Our templates are proprietary, and, in any case, cannot be relied upon to correctly output your content. They provide page-by-page containers for your content, but the resulting layout will be only a rough estimation of the final layout. The final layout is executed in Adobe InDesign. Customized templates are available for our standard flip charts over 16 pages.
Important! Please read the following terms before ordering your flip charts:
You will have many opportunities to review and revise your content during the production process, and we will prepare it the way you want it.
A retainer fee of at least half of the initial quote will be required at the onset of your project. The fee will be used to 1) order flip charts supplies, 2) order the printing of your flip chart pages, and 3) to initiate the design and layout of your content. EHSConsult will then send timely PDF drafts for your review.
Please finalize your content with all responsible parties at your facility before submitting it to us. You will have opportunities to revise the content later, but if there are to be a significant amount of revisions, then EHSConsult may have to charge for extra time beyond the original quote.
The following, though not a complete list, are some factors requiring an adjustment to your initial quote:
- The graphics (images or scanned forms/charts) may be too low in resolution for print.*
- Some tables or forms may require extra formatting.
- If your content is fairly extensive on certain topics that won’t even fit in the longer pages, then these pages may need to be printed on both sides to fit the content and improve legibility.
- Content may have extensive grammatical errors or inconsistencies that could be corrected.*
- Deadlines may be changed, resulting in higher delivery fees.
*As a complimentary service, EHSConsult’s editors will spell-check, review, and make simple grammatical corrections to your document, if necessary. For more extensive editing, EHSConsult can submit to you a single edited page as a PDF file, for your evaluation, before you decide to commit to this service on the entire document. You will be able to approve or refuse any additional fees to your content at this point. If you do refuse additional services then we will process your document with the content as you have provided it to us.
The original layout files and illustrations used a client’s flip chart document are the property of DFI Graphics (Dan Futoran). DFI Graphics or EHSConsult will generally NOT surrender original layout files or artwork to any client for reuse. That includes 1) high resolution PDF files for print, 2) original Adobe InDesign layouts, or 3) illustrations. The client is entitled only to the printed copies of their project. The original artwork or layout files may be purchased from EHSConsult on an exclusive use basis. Original illustrations (i.e., original Adobe Illustrator renditions of maps, etc.) are owned by DFI Graphics (Dan Futoran). The content of the flip charts belongs to the client, and it can be copied and pasted from any low resolution draft copy sent to the client. En lieu of hiring EHSConsult for page reprints or future revisions, it will be the client’s responsibility to reformat their own content for reprints or other uses.
If you choose the vinyl-sleeved flip chart, please allow up to five weeks for delivery; if you choose the standard flip chart, allow up to three weeks for delivery.
One last note: The flip charts are printed from a high resolution version of the same PDF file that you will be approving for print. The colors appearing in the PDF file on your computer screen may not exactly match the printed colors in the flip chart. If color matching is important to you, then you may request a printer proof in advance of the final print run. Matching colors for expected results will incur additional fees.
Need Help? FEMA’s “An In-depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness”
The following downloadable PDF files are from the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) website, and they cover just about every emergency scenario you could think of. So if you need help composing your own content, there is a wealth of emergency procedures contained within each file that will aid you in preparing your own procedures. Even though FEMA claims that this information is “too brief to cover every factor, situation, or difference in buildings, infrastructure, or other environmental features that might be of interest,” please keep in mind that the content you prepare for your emergency procedures flip chart will be even more abbreviated. The flip chart is a quick reference guide, and is not designed to contain all of the information within the following documents.
Recovering from Disasters
Mobile Device QR Bar Codes
EHSConsult can prepare and print bar codes in flip charts for your emergency phone numbers, website links, and emails. You provide the phone numbers, links and emails and we create the bar codes, then place them into the layout with your content. This capability essentially gives you the power of a mobile app within a physical flip chart! If you order standard flip charts, you have the option of ordering a single vinyl sleeve in the back of the flip chart that could contain the bar code printed page, along with maps or other important documents.
You probably recognize these bar codes from magazines. If you have a free scanner app installed on your smartphone, try scanning the following bar codes and see what happens…
If your mobile device does not have scanner software app, we can send you a link to download it. It’s absolutely free and simple to use! You just open the app, point your device’s camera at the bar code, and the app instantly scans the bar code, recognizes the programmed command, and waits for you to press the OK button to activate the request.
The the flip charts are printed, the bar codes will be separated by columns, surrounded by “quiet” space to minimize scanning errors. The alphanumerical phone numbers, emails alerts, and URLs can also be included in print, adjacent to their associated bar codes. It is also possible to colorize the bar codes; they don’t have to be black to work, so they can match your company’s branding. Creating and embedding the bar codes into your layout is a simple process, and is subject to our standard rate of $65/hr.
If you are comfortable formatting your text in Word, then it’s best to use a minimum of styles: headings, subheadings, body text, level-1 bullets, and level-2 bullets. Be as consistent as possible in the use of these styles throughout your content. Following these guidelines will result in the lowest fees for the layout of your content in InDesign. EHS’s graphic designer has 30+ years worth of experience in formatting many types of documents in a variety of software programs, so rest assured that your flip chart content will be groomed and formatted quickly and to your complete satisfaction.
Your flip chart will contain 11 topics in the 12-page flip chart, and 15 topics in the 16-page flip chart; the first page is reserved for your logo and the title of the flip chart. Topics containing the least content are placed near the front of the flip chart, on the shortest pages, and topics containing the most content are placed near the back, on the longest pages. The topic “headings” appear as footers at the bottom of the pages in large, bold text, making it easy to quickly find the emergency topic you’re looking for.
If dealing with the tables in MSWord to place your graphics seems a bit overwhelming, then you may also email images along with clear instructions for their placement into the flip chart. Just be sure to leave enough room in the original table cell for the graphics and your content text. Print-ready JPEG, PNG, TIFF, or PDF files are acceptable; please make sure that your images appear clear and sharp.
Need some quality illustrations or graphics for your flip chart? EHSConsult has partnered with DFI Graphics to offer custom illustrations, including vector (line) art and full color renderings. DFI provides the following services: conceptual or technical illustration in Photoshop or Illustrator (specializing in medical illustration), general design for print and web in InDesign, video production in Final Cut Express, Flash banners, corporate branding, presentations in PowerPoint, trade show banners and posters, and logo design. Flip chart illustration varies, depending on the complexity of the project. Please inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org. Samples of DFI’s illustrations.