Keep your workplace safe with a huge choice of safety signs for less than you think, to warn of hazards or dangers that cannot be avoided, or to advise safer work procedures. Warning signs, prohibition signs, mandatory signs and safe condition signage are examples of safety signs that should comply with HSE and BS standards in the UK. We've plastic signs, metal signs and stickers, so whatever your needs or budget there's a sign material to suit.
Why are Safety Signs important?
Safety Signs are crucial for any workplace. The main reason for displaying a Safety Sign is to prevent injury and ensure that staff and members of the general public are aware of the risks and hazards in any environment. Safety Signs are categorised depending on the message they convey.
Prohibition Sign - These signs are used to command such as "Do Not" this highlights that something isn't allowed such as 'no smoking' or 'do not use' . In the workplace prohibition signs are designed to prohibit dangerous activities.
Warning Safety Signs - Generally used to warn of any dangers nearby. For example, flammable liquid or radioactive substances. Safety Signs warning of a hazard usually have a black and yellow triangle with a pictogram of the danger risk or an exclamation mark.
Mandatory Signs - These signs are displayed to comply with the statutory requirements within the workplace. An example of this would be on a construction site where hard hats should be worn. The general mandatory sign of a white exclamation mark or pictogram on a blue circle is usually found in conjunction with instructions.
Safe Condition Signs (Emergency Escape), First Aid Signs - Safe Condition Signs give information for emergency exits, first aid or fire rescue facilities (e.g. emergency exit and escape routes). These signs are usually green in colour with a white pictogram and wording.
Safety Signs communicate vital health and safety information in schools, offices, hospitals, construction sites and other workplace environments throughout the UK. Clear message signs warning of dangers using internationally recognised symbols in health and safety signs such as fire safety signs, construction signs, emergency exit signs and first aid signs alert workers and the public to potential hazards. Shop for safety signs for less than you think at The Sign Shed today.
Which safety signs are essential in my workplace?
Being able to mark out potential hazards on your premises is vital, and it is essential to know what a warning sign and a safety sign look like. This will help keep staff and visitors safe in the workplace while enabling you to meet your responsibilities as an employer. All organisations, therefore, need effective danger signs.
Made from the toughest materials and to the required industry standards, safety signs let everyone know of any hazards in an area. Our hazard signs are easy to read even from far away and colour coded to stand out. We supply a wide range of UK safety signage, so you can pick the one you need for your premises.
From Hazardous Chemical signs to Danger Electricity Sign Warning, you are sure to find the one you require in our selection.
Many offices or public spaces will find examples like the 'Caution Hot Water Sign' beneficial for keeping people safe. We also stock more specialised warning signs for industries like the construction or healthcare sector. The hazard signs we can supply are tough enough to stand up to daily use and last a long time. For example, our Electricity signs highlight how to prevent electrical hazards in the workplace.
Are the Safety Signs easy to fit?
Our hazard signs are simple to fit to any wall and come in various sizes. We can supply the signs with pre-drilled holes in the four corners or sticky-foam fixing pads at no extra charge. Everyone must remember that these kinds of hazardous signs are there to protect people and demonstrate how to report a potential hazard in the workplace. Failure to do so could have severe consequences for your business or organisation. So, we have got it covered whether it is a sign to warn of trip hazards, one to advise people to mind their heads or those to warn of potentially dangerous chemicals on site.
The hazard signs we supply are ideal for any commercial or public space. Browse our superb range online today to find the perfect match for your particular requirements. Investing in our signs like this will protect the people on your premises and your business itself.
What constitutes a Hazard in the workplace?
Hazards can be moving objects such as a forklift truck or a static object such as machinery. Our warning signage helps to highlight any potential workplace hazards by using a pictogram or wording in bold font. Always report a potential danger in the workplace to maximise workplace safety regulations and health and safety.
What colour are safety signs?
- Warning signs are usually yellow/amber in colour and advise people of the dangers. Electrical Hazard Signs and Flammable Signs are often yellow.
- Some hazard signs are red and are usually classed as prohibition signs. The red colour is designed to draw attention and highlight the hazard nearby; signs such as 'no entry signs' help reduce the risk of accidents.
- Mandatory signs are generally blue and can be displayed near a hazard, usually for signs found on construction sites such as 'construction site keep out'.