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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 by using the right farm safety signs and meet the legal requirements of the Health & Safety at Work Act.

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safety on the farm | how signs can help agricultural workers
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FAQs | Your Frequently Asked Questions

What Sign Material Would We Recommend?

This is your guide to choosing a sign material

All our signs are manufactured in our Yorkshire HQ, so we're proud to state that they're MADE IN BRITAIN. Here, we'll help you decide which type of material is best suited for your signs.  


Recycled Plastic Signs

We are the first online UK sign manufacturer to offer our full product range in a 50% recycled plastic. This new bright white waterproof PVC is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. It offers the surface qualities of rigid and foamed plastic with a lighter recycled foam PVC centre. Our competitors quote thicknesses of between 0.9mm and 1.5mm. So with The Sign Shed you get 3mm thick RECYCLED PVC for the same price as the "thinner" alternatives you may find elsewhere online.

It offers an excellent printing surface, ideal for a huge range of signage uses and it's better for the environment. For more information click here.

The plastic can be drilled for fixing holes or foam adhesive pads can be used on the back to stick it to a surface.


Metal Signs (Composite Aluminium)

This is designed for outdoor signage use. Aluminium composite material consists of two thin aluminium sheets bonded to a non-aluminium core. It is the industry standard material for outdoor signage. It can be drilled for fixing holes with relative ease. Request pre-drilled holes when ordering and we'll do it for you, free of charge! We use 3mm thick composite aluminium, Made in Britain by ALUPANEL. For more details on the aluminium composite material click here.


Wood Signs

The Sign Shed uses a prime natural American White Oak for its range of wooden signs.

We recommend the 12mm thick option for indoor signs and the thicker 18mm version for outdoor signage.

Each sign in the range is digitally printed using the very latest industry recommended UV inks.


The wood for both the indoor and outdoor options is treated with Osmo protection oil to give a fantastic, quality finish and protect against the weather and 12x UV-protection from the sun's ultra-violet rays.

The signs are available with or without pre-drilled holes. Choose the pre-drilled holes option and we'll include four wood screws with your order, free of charge.


Self-adhesive vinyl stickers

These are suitable for INDOOR USE ONLY. We use industry recommended Metamark digital vinyl. It's a tough, flexible, high quality vinyl material with an adhesive backing.

Make sure the surface you're applying it to is smooth and clean. Self-adhesive vinyl is waterproof, however, we would not advise using a sticker outside unless you are confident that the surface is suitable. The surface needs to be non-porous. Vinyl stickers will not stick to wood, brick or stone walls, concrete or similar surfaces. If you're unsure, ask us.

We would not recommend you trying to stick a self adhesive vinyl sticker larger than 400x300mm yourself. It is not as easy as it may appear!

Click here to view the data sheet for Metamark MD-100 vinyl.

Foamed Plastic Signs (Foamex)

A particular favourite material for temporary construction site safety boards. It is strong, but lightweight. It's weatherproof and designed for outdoor signage use. The foam board is white with a matt finish. Our foamex is 4mm thick.


There's a FREE DELIVERY option at the checkout for free standard (2-3 working days) delivery from Royal Mail if you spend over £25, excluding VAT.



We aim to dispatch all orders the same day if ordered by 4pm*.

Royal Mail Tracked 24 (1st Class) aim to deliver your item(s) the next working day. There's online tracking, SMS/email notifications and the option to upgrade to Tracked 24 with Signature if you need a signature on delivery.

Royal Mail Tracked 48 (2nd Class) aim to deliver your item(s) in 2-3 working days. There's online tracking, SMS/email notifications and the option to upgrade to Tracked 48 with Signature if you need a signature on delivery.

We offer a UPS standard service for larger items. We can normally dispatch these either the same or following working day. Please let us know either by telephone or email if your order is urgent.

"Working days" for both Royal Mail and UPS relate to Monday to Friday. 

* Excludes 800 x 600 mm signs and custom signs where we cannot guarantee same day dispatch.


If you need your signs guaranteed for tomorrow*, we will use Royal Mail Special Delivery or UPS Next Day for items over A2 size, or UPS Pre 12pm for extra-urgent items. You MUST place your order by 2pm for delivery the following working day.

This applies to orders placed Monday to Thursday. Order by 2pm on a Friday and your order will be delivered on the following Monday. Orders placed on a weekend for Royal Mail Special Delivery/UPS Next Day will be dispatched on a Monday and delivered the following day (Tuesday). The only exception is when there is a Bank Holiday, in which case please allow an extra working day.

If you need it, we'll confirm the tracking number for your parcel when it's dispatched. You'll receive emails and/or text messages with updates on the progress of your delivery.


*The small print

Excludes 800 x 600 mm signs and custom signs where we cannot guarantee same day dispatch.

Excludes the Channel Isles, postcodes AB31-35, AB41-54, AB36-38, AB55-56, FK17-21, G83, GY9, HS1-9, IM(all), IV(all), KA27-28, KW0-14, KW15-17, PA20-78, PH15-PH18, PH19-29, PH32-33, PH45-48, PH30-31, PH34-44, PH49-99, ZE(all) and international addresses. Available Monday to Friday for next day delivery, where possible. Contact us for details.

Large orders may be subject to a delay. Please call us on 01977 681127 to check. 

Free delivery is available on all online orders if you spend more than £25, excluding VAT.

The more you order, the more you SAVE with our AUTOMATIC DISCOUNTS when you buy in bulk. The discounts are applied to multiples of individual items in the shopping cart.


Buy 5 or more for a 10% DISCOUNT

Buy 10 or more - qualify for a 12% DISCOUNT

Buy 20 or more - get a 20% DISCOUNT

Buy 50 or more - get a 25% DISCOUNT

Buy 100 or more - get a 30% DISCOUNT

Plus, there's FREE STANDARD DELIVERY (2-3 working days) on all orders over £25*. Simply select the "FREE DELIVERY" option at the checkout.

*applies to orders over £25 excluding VAT

Your guide to safety signs and their meanings

What is a warning sign ?

Warning Signs Explained | Shop at The Sign Shed

Warning signs indicate a hazard or a danger to be aware of such as a chemical danger an electrical hazard or with our countryside and agriculture sign range, a sign warning of a bull in a field. These signs appear as a triangular symbol with a yellow background and a black border. As with all of our warning signs, the text is clear and concise in a black, bold Helvetica font. 


What is a mandatory sign ?

Mandatory Signs Explained | Shop at The Sign Shed

Our mandatory signs range complies with the Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999, and the latest UK and EU legal requirements. Mandatory signs prescribe a specific behaviour. In other words they tell you that you must do something, such as Drive Slowly, Keep gates closed, or Safety helmets must be worn. The sign must include a round shape blue circle with white pictogram. As with all of our mandatory safety signs, the text is clear and concise. Mandatory sign text is white in a bold Helvetica font with a blue background.


What is a prohibition sign ?

Prohibition Signs Explained | Shop at The Sign Shed

All Prohibition signs available at The Sign Shed can be used both indoors and outdoors and in a range of sizes and materials such as self adhesive vinyl stickers, on rigid plastic, or a hard wearing composite aluminium.
Prohibition signs are signs prohibiting behaviour likely to increase or cause danger. They tell you something that you must not do. Prohibition signs feature a black pictogram inside a circle with red edging and a red diagonal line running through it. Our Prohibition signs range features Access Restricted signs such as No access for unauthorised personnel, Machinery prohibition signs like Do not operate, Smoking prohibition signs like No smoking beyond this point, and general prohibition signs e.g. Do not use mobile phones. These signs are used in a vast range of areas such as schools, colleges, offices, factories, construction sites, kitchens, shops and in agriculture.


What is a safe condition sign ?

Safe Condition Signs Explained | Shop at The Sign Shed

Safe condition signs indicate the presence of safe exit routes or the location of safety equipment. Examples include first aid points and emergency exits. All our safe condition signs comply with the Health & Safety Regulations 1996. These signs appear as a rectangular symbol with a green background. As with all of our warning signs, the text is clear and concise in a white, bold Helvetica font. 

Size Conversion Guide

Whether you use metric or imperial measurements, you can use our handy millimetres (mm) to feet (ft) and inches (") conversion guide to choose the right size of sign.

300 x 100mm

 your safety signs size conversion guide 

Your guide to Sign viewing distances

Here's some useful information to help determine the sign size to choose that would suit the location the best.

Viewing distances are not an exact science and are used as a guide to determine the approximate height and width of sign needed for a member of the general public with good eyesight to be able to determine the image and text on the signage.

Landscape signs viewing distancesViewing distances for landscape signs

Portrait signs viewing distancesViewing distances for portrait signs

We want to make sure that you're happy with your order.

Items are described as accurately as possible, although designs, sizes and colours may vary slightly from those described.

In the unlikely event that you're not entirely happy with our products then please email

You have the right to cancel your order within 14 days from the date of delivery for a credit or refund, minus our original postage costs and a 10% total order value re-stocking charge.

Please note that when you order a custom sign, any cancellation of the order will result in cancellation charges to cover administration fees and any incurred production and postal costs.

Please send any returns in a saleable condition as received, in their original packing, together with a copy of your invoice to:-

THE SIGN SHED, 27 Low Street, Sherburn in Elmet, LEEDS, LS25 6BB

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Our customer reviews confirm that we always go out of our way to provide excellent products and customer service when you need them. We're rated 5 stars and we're proud of it.

Pay by invoice - The Sign Shed Accounts

The Sign Shed supplies signs to local authorities, schools, NHS Trusts, universities, registered charities and other public sector customers throughout the UK.

To place an order online, simply select the "PAY BY PRO-FORMA INVOICE" option at the checkout.

We'll email confirmation of your order, your signs will be with you within 3 working days and we'll email a copy of your invoice to you once your signs have been dispatched. You've up to 30 days to pay.

You can also email, telephone or post your order to us.

We accept payments through SagePay, online banking, or by credit/debit card over the phone.

Buy Your Signs Using Our Business Credit Account

We provide a Business Credit Account payment option for UK companies, whatever your size, subject to status. We can set up a 30 day credit account for your business within 24 hours* in most cases.

To place an order online, simply select the "PAY BY PRO-FORMA INVOICE" option at the checkout.

Once we've received your order, we'll email a 30 Day Account Application to you. Return it to us by email or post it to us, together with a copy of your company letterhead to The Sign Shed, 27 Low Street, Sherburn In Elmet, Leeds, LS25 6BB. 

We'll try and process your application the same day*, and subject to references and credit checks, we'll aim to get your account up and running within one working day*.

We'll email an invoice to you once your account is open. We normally request payment on a pro-forma (pre-pay) basis for first orders and will dispatch your order once your payment has been received.

For companies that have ordered from us previously, we may dispatch your order before payment has been received. We'll let you know if this is the case. You've then up to 30 days to pay, either through SagePay (the invoice will include a link to pay by this method), online banking, or by credit/debit card over the phone.

*Normal business hours, Monday to Friday

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