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No smoking - Smoke detectors in operation safety signIf you're responsible for health and safety in a building with smoke detectors this sign is important.

Despite the no smoking ban in the workplace, use this sign to deter smokers from lighting up. Not only are they breaking the law if they do so, the fumes may also activate the smoke detectors in the building.It's not only employees making toast that can set off the fire or smoke sensors!

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The Sign Shed offers great discounts on larger orders

The more you order, the more you SAVE with our AUTOMATIC DISCOUNTS. The discounts are based on the number of items in your basket.


Buy 2 or more - get a 12% DISCOUNT

Buy 5 or more for a 16% DISCOUNT

Buy 10 or more for a 20% DISCOUNT

Buy 20 or more - qualify for a 25% DISCOUNT

Buy 50 or more - get a 30% DISCOUNT

Buy 100 or more - get a 35% DISCOUNT

Plus, there's FREE STANDARD DELIVERY (2-3 working days) on all orders over £20*. Simply select the "FREE DELIVERY" option at the checkout

* excluding VAT


There's now a FREE DELIVERY option at the checkout for free standard (2-3 working days) delivery from Royal Mail.



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 Parcelforce 48 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 Parcelforce relate to Monday to Friday. 



If you need your signs guaranteed for tomorrow*, we will use Royal Mail Special Delivery or Parcelforce24 for items over A2 size, or Express AM 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 4pm on a Friday and your order will be delivered on the following Monday. Orders placed on a weekend for Special Delivery/Parcelforce will be dispatched on a Monday and delivered the following day (Tuesday). The only exception is when there is a Bank Holiday on the Monday, in which case your order will be delivered on the Tuesday.

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 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.

*Artwork for Custom sign orders MUST be approved by 2pm to guarantee dispatch on the same day. Large orders may be subject to a delay. Please call us on 01977 681127 to check. We will notify you within an hour of placing your order if this is the case.

Here's a quick guide to choosing the right material for your safety signs and general signs 

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!


Rigid Plastic

This is suitable for both indoor and outdoor signs. We normally use 1.5mm thick plastic (PVC), although we now introducing a thicker grade 2mm rigid plastic to many of our products, at no extra cost.

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

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. We use 3mm thick composite aluminium.


Foamex (foamed plastic)

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 5mm thick.



Warning signs

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. 


Mandatory signs

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.


Prohibition signs

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.


Safe Condition signs

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 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



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 distances

Portrait signs viewing distances

We try 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