A workplace must be assessed for risk and the necessary provisions must be put in place to reduce the risks posed by potential hazards. Employers can make use of appropriate caution signs to provide employees with safety information.
Our blog article "Who is responsible for employee safety" provides more information.
Warn cyclists and motor cyclists of the dangers of undertaking a lorry or bus on a bike with this hazard warning sign.
Arc welders and workers in the area are at risk of electric shocks, electrical burns, fumes and gases and other hazards. Warn that arc welding is being carried out in the area with this safety notice.
Managers, supervisors and business owners have a legal duty to make sure that appropriate risk assessments are carried out where arc welders operate, PPE is worn and clear warning signage is displayed in the area.
Warning signs should be fitted to advise the public that doors are automatically controlled as a public safety measure to prevent the risk of crushing or getting trapped, particularly to the most vulnerable such as the young and elderly.
Crushed limbs or getting trapped are two of the likely injuries from moving doors or gates. The young and elderly are particularly at risk. Use this safety sign to warn the public that the doors are in use.
This cautionary sign indicates a hazardous situation from biological micro-organisms that could result in a minor or moderate injury risk.
If fork-lift trucks are used in your warehouse or building to move materials and goods, are you aware that nearly 25% of workplace accidents involve them? Reduce the risk of an injury by informing workers and visitors that they are being used with this safety sign.
Anyone involved or not involved in loading areas in a warehouse where fork-lift trucks operate should be warned of their use with the appropriate safety signage.
Use this safety sign where there's a risk of a burn or scalding from a hot surface, usually a metal object that conducts heat.
Safety sign featuring the hot symbol in the warning triangle and caution hot surface text
Warn others of the risk of a burn or scald from a hot surface with this safety sign.
The HSE produces checklists to reduce the risk injuries through slips, trips and falls in the workplace. We produce safety signs to lessen the chances of your employees or visitors from falling victims to hazards.
Slips, trips and falls are one of the most likely causes of workplace injuries. Tripping and falling over steps can result in broken legs, head injuries and the like. Lessen the risk by warning of the hazard with this safety sign.
Low ceilings, beams and other obstacles prevent hazards and potential injuries to the head that could result in unconsciousness and head trauma.
There can be many obstacles at head height that you could bang your head on, particularly in an older building with lower ceilings and exposed beams. Warn others of the risk with this warning sign.
Use this warning notice to let people know that something is not working and for matters of safety should not be used.
A warning sign to enforce the message to staff or the general public that a particular piece of equipment is not working and should not be used.
Oxygen is used in the workplace in welding, food preservation, by medical staff as well as chemical plants for example. Warning signs should be displayed advising the use and storage of oxygen cylinders on site.
Caution - Oxygen sign
Paint is classified as a flammable liquid and should be stored in a safe place when not being used, such as a lockable metal cabinet. Use this warning sign in your workplace to identify storage of paint.
Storage units that contain hazardous and flammable substances such as paint should be identified by using a warning sign or sticker.
Inform others of a change in the floor level with this warning sign indicating a ramp, usually for wheelchair users to gain access to an area.
Warn workers and the public that a ramp is in use for access for wheelchair users for example with this hazard warning sign from our General Warning signs range.
A huge number of accidents in the workplace are due to slips, trips and falls. If a floor is likely to be slippery then inform others of the hazard with this general warning sign.
Slips, trips and falls account for a huge number of accidents in the workplace. If you know that the floor is likely to be slippery, inform others of the hazard with this general warning sign.
Warn others of the presence of stairs, for example if they are behind a closed door.
Make others aware of stairs which may not be obvious, for example behind a door or round a sharp bend.
Warn others where machinery may start of it's own accord.
Provide a warning to others if machinery may start automatically.
The HSE advises to provide a warning to others if a product contains asbestos.
Asbestos can be found in any building built before the year 2000, it is important to warn others if asbestos is present.
Caution - Trip hazard warning sign
Safety notice to warn that the water is very hot, available as a vinyl sticker,on PVC or composite aluminium
Warning triangle image Caution Mandatory machinery symbol All guards must be in position before starting
Caution Biological Hazard warning sign
Cattle grids are designed to prevent animals from an area, but to allow the passage of traffic.
This multi-message safety sign features the following wording:- Caution Change in floor level underwater. No diving, backflips or somersaults.
Warning sign advising that there is a ramp for disabled access near by
Warning sign featuring the warning safety triangle with black text on a yellow background
Safety sign used in the construction industry to warn of heavy plant movement on site
Warning sign from our construction signs range with black helvetica text on a yellow background
This multi information notice features a warning pictogram and the message Caution in the event of fire and a lift symbol in a prohibition circle and text Do not use this lift.
If you've got several lifts in your building, use this multi information notice. It includes a warning pictogram and the message Caution in the event of fire and a prohibition pictogram and text Do not use these lifts
Use this warning sign to advise staff and visitors that the lift is not working in the building.
Safety sign with white text on a red background warning of lorry movements
This traffic notice advises of a risk of mud on the road in a white text with a red background.
From our construction signs range featuring a safety message for use on the public highway
Access safety sign featuring the no access prohibition symbol and white text on a red background
Noise pollution warning triangle image Caution Noise level of 90dB (A) or above Ear defenders mandatory PPE symbol Ear protectors must be worn
Multi message sign used in the construction industry featuring warning, prohibition and mandatory messages
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