Water Safety signs
You should always read and obey water safety signs. The main types of are warning notices that help alert people to a hazard such as deep water, or water prohibition signage, commonly found in swimming facilities and waterways and show a banned activity such as No fishing, No swimming, or No Diving.
You should always read and obey these instructions and they must comply to current British Standards BS 5499-11: 2002.
For more information you can visit the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents website at http://www.rospa.com/leisuresafety/adviceandinformation/watersafety/water-safety-signs.aspx
Accidentally falling into or purposely diving into deep water presents many potentially harmful or lethal risks from drowning or hypothermia.
Features a distinctive deep water hazard symbol with a pictogram of a man on the edge of a big drop into deep water and indicating the danger of drowning if you should fall in.
Health and Safety is just as important in the water as it is on dry land. If you're in the pool doing a few lengths you don't want to be dodging the divers! Use this sign in your swimming pool to warn of the danger.
This safety sign features a speedboat symbol and text informing other, slower craft that motorised boats may be in the water.
If you're out fishing, or maybe planning a trip across the lake in your motorboat, you'll need reminding that rowing boats may be on the water. Use this safety sign to warn of rowers.
The most likely cause of water related deaths is from drowning, but shallow water can also be a hazard, especially if you're not aware of the depth. This safety notice can be used for swimming pools indoors and out, as well as lakes and other water courses.
Normal undercurrents are not normally hazardous to swimmers, but strong underwater currents or rip tides can catch you by surprise. Inform swimmers of the hidden dangers in the water with this warning sign.
This sign is part of our Water Safety signs range and can be used in swimming baths to warn swimmers of a sudden change in the water level in the pool.
Surfboarding carries its own dangers from strong water currents and cramps. It can also prove a danger to swimmers or those using inflatables or other craft in the sea.
According to ROSPA figures, more than twenty people have died after falling through ice into the water beneath; countless others have survived but needed hospital treatment. Avoid the risk, especially to children, with this safety sign.
If you're wanting a relaxing punt down the river or lake, or fancy a spot of fishing on a sunny summer's evening, you don't want your leisure time interrupted by the noise from a motor boat and water skiers!
Windsurfers know their sport carries its own safety risks, but it can also present dangers to be aware of to the likes of swimmers, those out fishing or rowers on a lake or other water way.
This multi-message safety sign features the following wording:- Caution Change in floor level underwater. No diving, backflips or somersaults.
Designed for use mainly in swimming pools, this safety sign contains two messages
Inform swimmers of the depth of the water in a pool or swimming area with this safety sign. Use a marker pen to personalise it with the depth in metres information relative to your site.
This sign is part of our extensive Water Safety signs range and includes the appropriate image of waves in the warning triangle
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.
Inform anglers that fishing is allowed along the riverbank with this notice. Features an image of someone fishing with simple bold black text on a white background.
This mandatory sign from our water safety range should be found on every boat or water vessel to inform that life jackets are compulsory must be available and used while on board.
This prohibition sign is designed to inform non swimmers or those who haven't reached a competent swimming standard that swimming is not allowed past a certain point where the water becomes deeper, for example.
Enforce the ban on diving in a particular area of your pool with this safety sign.
This multi message prohibition notice from our water safety signs range enforces the rule that you're not allowed to eat, drink or smoke at the poolside.
If you're a landowner who doesn't want fishing on their lake or other water course, without permission, use this sign to let them know the site policy.
You may want to ban the use of inflatables in your swimming pool or lido. Get the message across with this prohibition sign.
You should use this sign anywhere you want to ban the use of motor boats, jet skiis and similar motorised water craft.
It's common for swimming pools to ban the wearing of shoes in the pool area both for hygiene and safety reasons. Use this prohibition notice to remind members of the public of the rule.
Ban the use of personal water vehicles such as jet skis on your lake or water coarse with this safety sign.
Prohibit rowing boats on your lake or waterway with this safety sign.
Running can be dangerous where surfaces are slippery or unsafe e.g. alongside a canal or by a swimming pool. This safety sign will help to lessen the risk of an accident and possible injury on your site.
If you want to stop sailing in yachts or similar water craft then use this sign to inform the general public of the ban.
Use this safety sign where you want to prohibit the use of snorkeling equipment by divers in the water.
Use this water safety sign if you want to stop the use of sub-aqua equipment such as snorkels and masks in your pool or water coarse.
There may be safety risks for surfers on a particular stretch of water that may not be at first apparent, such as strong undercurrents or rocks under the surface.
It may be necessary to ban swimming in rivers, lakes and other areas such as reservoirs, where not only their may be undercurrents unseen from the surface, but other dangers such as rocks.
According to statistics from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA) the highest rates of death in the water are from watersport accidents.
It may be necessary to ban windsurfing on your water coarse due to safety or for other reasons specific to your site.
Sailing boats could become a hazard to swimmers, anglers or other water users. Inform the public of the danger with this warning sign
This sign from our Water Safety signs category informs the public that snorkeling is allowed in the water in that area.
Use this sign if you allow divers and snorkelers in the water. It's a black on white sign that features the image of a diver
Let swimmers know that it's OK to go for a swim in the water with this one from our water safety signs category.
Farms are dangerous places, but with the right precautions, the risks can be reduced. This safety notice warns of potential hazards and risks posed from a drainage pond on agricultural land.
If kitesurfing is your sport of choice you'll find you're allowed to kitesurf in this area, but the sign makes others aware that you may be in the water to reduce the risks of an accident.
Prohibit swimmers who are not up to a safe standard, including those wearing armbands, from the deep end of the swimming pool by using this sign at the pool side.