Countryside, Agriculture & Farming signs
Using the right farm safety notices is necessary to meet legal requirements and protect the landowner from legal exposure if someone is injured on their property, so it’s vital to display farm signs properly.
A working farm is a dangerous environments to live and work in with hazards including heavy machinery, vehicles, hazardous chemicals, livestock, pits and silo. Indeed, farming is the UK's most dangerous industry, according to HSE statistics.
We've a series of articles on staying safe on a farm or in the countryside.
Safety First: Keeping Farmers out of Danger
Safety on the farm: How signs can help agricultural workers
Farm Signs : A serious matter
For more on farm safety see our blog post at www.thesignshedblog.com
These mandatory, prohibition and hazard warning signs are designed for farms, private estates, smallholdings and stables.
Farming is the UK’s most dangerous industry. Using the right farm safety notices is necessary to meet legal requirements and protect the landowner from legal exposure if someone is injured on their property, so it’s vital to display farm signs properly.
Inform visitors to your site that they must report to the farm office upon arrival.
Accidentally falling into or purposely diving into deep water presents many potentially harmful or lethal risks from drowning or hypothermia.
Bulls have a tendency to demonstrate aggressive behaviour, especially when someone is in their field!
Make walkers or visitors aware of a potentially dangerous situation with this countryside warning sign.
Warn visitors to your property that dogs are running free.
Let would be trespassers know that there is a dog on site that may be used as a deterrent
Warn people that you have dogs on site that could potentially be dangerous to the public.
The HSE advises that it is good practice to advise the public that animals are grazing.
The HSE produces advice for farmers and landowners on hazards from keeping animals in areas the general public may access.
The HSE states that it's good practice to display warning signs telling the public that bulls or calves with cows are in the field.
Use this sign on access points on your agricultural land if there's a bull in a field that could be a potential danger to the general public.
Minimise the risk to the public from animals on your farm with this bull sign alerting to the presence of cattle in the field.
Countryside safety sign to warn of cattle crossing a public highway with a cow image.
Landowners and farmers should display this notice to inform ramblers where they have access or trespassers who don't have the right of way that livestock is being kept in the area.
Cattle grids are designed to prevent animals from an area, but to allow the passage of traffic.
This traffic notice advises of a risk of mud on the road in a white text with a red background.
Where hazardous chemicals are stored, you have a legal requirement to inform of the risk to health.
This hazard notice used in agricultural warns workers and site visitors of potential danger from a chemical store on site.
This cautionary traffic notice near a farm advises of the risk of slow moving agricultural vehicles
Staying safe around deep water such as in quarries and at reservoirs includes following the recommendations of such authorities as ROSPA and adhering to safety signage.
Warn workers of the serious risks from agrochemicals with this from our farming safety signage range.
Falling from, exposure to dust from as well as common back injuries through manual handling are all risks to health.
Safety notice warning of danger from chemicals, including the standard warning triangle symbol
Not only can the decomposure of slurry create toxic gases, deep slurry pits can be a hazard to farm workers with the potential risk of falling in and drowning.
Farmers will be conscious of the need to provide adequate safe storage for fertiliser, which is potentially combustible, and in some situations can give off toxic fumes.
Breathing problems, as well as skin and eye irritation are common health problems connected to the harvesting and storing of grain
This hazard sign warns of the risk of drowning from nearby water such as in a lake, canal, river or similar waterway.
Remind workers of the dangers from toxic substances used to exterminate the pests with this warning sign.
The use of pesticides on sheep to eradicate external parasites can lead to both short and long term ill health effects to farm workers unless properly controlled.
Information signs warning that game shooting is taking place should be erected on shoot days on public footpaths or bridleways. This countryside safety sign inlcudes bold black text on a yellow background and the warning triangle
The critical dangers to health are all too evident in the farming community, including the hazard of toxic gas emitted from the slurry tank or store. Ensure your workers get the safety message.
Stay safe on your farm by following HSE guidelines and procedures and warning of dangerous gases produced by slurry such as hydrogen sulphide.
Slurry gas can kills workers and animals in the agricultural industry in the UK every year. The Health and Safety Executive advise that the use of safety notices may prevent a dangerous occurence on your farm.
Chemical weed control involves the use of pesticides, predominantly in agriculture, but also in parks, on road verges and in your own garden. Substances that control weeds, diseases, insects etc are hazardous to health. You have a duty to warn workers and the public that weed killing is being carried out.
Safety notice found in the countryside featuring the standard exclamation warning symbol and featuring a Danger message, indicating a hazard that will result in death or serious injury if not avoided.
Mandatory sign used on farms and in agriculture stating that in order to prevent the spread of disease or infection, you must Dip your feet in a chemical solution designed to eliminate the threat.
A sign designed to alert the public to the fact that dogs are running loose in a yard or outside enclosed area. Particularly used as a deterrent to trespassers or thieves.
Notice from our Farming signs range with white text stating Farm Office in bold helvetica text on a blue background
You'll see this notice mainly used as a traffic sign by farmers cutting the grass at the edge of the road in villages, towns and down country lanes to advise motorists to slow down because there may be workmen in the road up ahead.
Warning notice to advise would be trespassers that the premises or landowner uses dogs to guard the site from unwelcome visitors.
Farm workers are more likely to encounter serious hazards in their daily work than most other professions. Use this sign to warn others that the substance could cause physical harm.
Alert workers to the presence of chemical hazards with this visual warning sign to be placed on or adjacent to the substances likely to cause harm.
The latest version of this sign (above) complies with the latest advice from the Highways Agencies across the UK. It features a men at work pictogram within a red triangle with wording underneath in a bold, Transport font.
Countryside sign with white text on a green background, used by landowners to advise horse riders that, in order to avoid problems such as trampling on crops or from livestock, they should keep to the path indicated.
There are important EU regulations relating to the transportation of animals as well as general good practice recommendations. This safety sign can be used on the outside of your vehicle to indicate to other motorists that you are carrying horses.
Safety sign warning of horses and featuring a horse symbol on a yellow triangle background with black text on a yellow background
Prohibition notice that can be used in the countryside or parks and play areas for example, instructing members of the public to keep their dogs on a lead
Safety sign warning of medicated feed, available in our farming signs range
No dogs - except assistance dogs playground and countryside sign
Prohibition sign stating No dogs and featuring a black dog symbol in a circle with red edging with white text on a red background
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