The Sign Shed Guide to Safe Condition Signs
What is a safe condition sign?
A UK safe condition sign is a type of safety sign that provides information on emergency exits, escape routes, and first-aid. These signs are green with white symbols. Each safe condition sign represents only one safety action. They can also indicate escape routes and emergency exits or the location of a safety facility or safety equipment.
Examples of UK safe condition signs:
- Emergency exit
- First aid
- Fire exit
- Assembly point
- Refuge area
- AED (automated external defibrillator)
- Eye wash station
- Safety shower
Safe condition signs are important because they help people to find their way to safety in an emergency. They also help to identify the location of safety equipment, such as first aid kits and fire extinguishers.
Safe condition signs are required to be displayed in certain workplaces and public buildings in the UK. The Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations 1996 specify the minimum requirements for safe condition signs.
Tips for using safe condition signs:
- Place safe condition signs in prominent locations where they are easy to see and read.
- Use clear and concise text and symbols.
- Make sure that signs are well-maintained and free from damage.
- Educate employees and visitors about the meaning of safe condition signs.
By following these tips, you can help to ensure that safe condition signs are effective in keeping people safe.