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 and warn of any hazards such as vehicles, hazardous chemicals and many other hazards that can be found around the workplace.
All hazards carry a risk which can result in minor and major injuries and in some cases fatalities. Displaying a caution sign in the workplace to highlight any dangers ensures that staff and visitors protect themselves from injury.
What do caution signs mean?
Caution signs warn of the dangers such as slip, trips and falls and other potential hazards in the workplace such as a 'caution hot water sign'.
What shape is a caution sign UK?
Most commonly a caution sign when displayed near a hazourdous chemical or vehicle will be of a triangular shape. The hazard sign must be yellow in colour and have a black edge around a triangle with a pictogram of the hazard or in most cases an exclamation mark.