Keep your workplace safe with a huge choice of safety signs 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.
Why are Safety Signs important?
Safety Signs are crucial for any workplace. The main reason for displaying Safety Signage 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 conjuction 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.