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What Should Be On The Back Of An Identification Card?

What Should Be On The Back Of An Identification Card?

As technology advances, more and more people are asking to include various information on the back of identification cards. Other than an employee name and photo, here’s what else you can consider getting printed on the back of an identification card.

Lost and Return Info 

Losing an identification card can be a big headache. Depending on company policy, you may need to report the loss or theft of your card to the appropriate authorities, such as the local police department or campus security. You may also need to pay for a new ID card which can be costly.

That’s why you should add lost and found instructions to the back of the card. If you have misplaced or lost your work ID card, anyone who picks it up will know how to return it to you. You should indicate clearly how to return the card and include the address and other relevant contact information. You may prevent the need to make a police report or pay for a new card.

Additional Details of the Cardholder

There’s only so much space on the front of the card. After including the employee's photo and role, it’s hard to fit in other information. Instead of cramping every detail on the front, place them on the back instead. You can include details like the ID number, date of employment, department, or company address.

QR Codes, Barcodes, and Fingerprints

QR Codes, barcodes, and fingerprints are integral components of modern identification systems. These types of technologies provide a secure and reliable way to identify or verify the identity of an individual. Compared to traditional forms of identification such as paper documents or physical keycards containing magnetic chips, these newer technologies are much simpler and faster to use when verifying identities. Consider having this information located at the back of the identification card so the user can use them to access places within your organization or prove their identity easily. The card can be attached to a lanyard so employees can hang them around their necks and use it whenever they need to. Furthermore, it adds another layer of protection to detect unauthorized visitors or fraudulent identification cards.

Safety Information

It’s a good idea to add fire/safety guidelines at the back of identification cards. This includes details such as workplace safety rules, emergency contact numbers and evacuation procedures, and specific instructions in the event of a natural disaster. You can also include an emergency evacuation map if space allows.

Company Vision and Mission

Customize your work identification card to include the company’s vision and mission at the back. This way, employees will be constantly reminded about the objects and values they should uphold. You can also add a motivational quote that reflects the company’s spirit as a little morale booster.

Signature of the Cardholder

Another thing you can include is the signature of the cardholder. This is useful if you need to verify the identity of the cardholder and prevent fraud. If you suspect someone else is using the identification card, you can get the individual to make a signature and compare it to what’s printed on the card.

Company Logo and Contact Information

To prevent the front of the card from looking too cluttered, your company logo and contact information and be featured on the back instead. You’ll have more room and creativity on placement and alignment.

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