ID lanyards are very useful. Not only do they ensure security within the school premises and monitor access, they can also be used in a number of other purposes and by a number of different people who work or study in schools.
Students are the top users of ID lanyards. Since identification badges are needed for access to the school, they should be worn conspicuously. One cannot enter the school if you are not wearing an ID so strangers are not permitted entry. Hence, it is a tool for security. Wearing the lanyards provided by the school will also give a student a sense of school spirit, a belonging to the organization, a pride on his alma mater and a bond or camaraderie with fellow students.
ID lanyards are especially helpful during field trips, conferences, seminars, exhibits and other events that students go to. When they are worn, the people around them can easily identify to which group they belong. It is a good way to organize a big group of students and avoid confusion during assembly. When ID badges are worn on their lanyards during extracurricular activities such as pep rallies, cheerleading competitions and marching bands, students are kept together.
Some schools offer youth camps or nature explorations so that their students can experience and learn from the outdoors. They should wear lanyards which will help in organizing them into groups, facilitating activities and doing head-counts. The lanyards can be used to hold important survival items such as penknives, penlights, water bottles, compass, maps and other things. They can wear durable lanyards, such as those used by utility men that can help keep them secure in potentially dangerous activities like hiking. The lanyards will allow the students to stick to their groups and keep safe, preventing them from wandering off to unfamiliar places. Most ID lanyards used in schools are made of braided fabric or soft satin customized with the school logo or name. They usually come with breakaway closures so that incidents of choking can be avoided. More durable lanyards can be customized and used in special events such as nature trips.
Faculty and other staff in school also use ID lanyards. A specialized lanyard are worn by those in authority,like teachers and administrative staff, in order for the students to recognize who they are especially in crowded places and in school institutions that don’t have a regular uniform. It shows professionalism. When students see their teachers wearing lanyards, they will not act casually around them as if they are in the mall or in a park. Most teachers would use their lanyards as key and pen holders, too. The lanyards can function as neck-wallets as well.
Coaches also benefit fromusing lanyards. They use these lanyards to hold whistles, gym door and locker keys, pens and other small items that they want to access easily. Even play cards and small notes can be hung on a lanyard. This will allow the coach to keep his hands free to give hand gestures as instructions during a play. The lanyard will be especially helpful during games when almost everyone is donning the same sports outfit. You can easily spot the coach and other coaching staff when they wear the ID lanyard.
Custodians, janitors as well as maintenance and cleaning personnel in schools also utilize lanyards to hold their IDs, keys and other small items that are used for cleaning or fixing stuff. The usual lanyards used come with retractable key reels. These industrial reels are not the usual plastic key rings that dangle around the neck. They can carry tools and even a hundred keys.