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Health and Safety Signs and Stickers

Health and Safety Signs
Health and Safety signs really need no introduction. All people in the workplace know what they are and, hopefully, how to read them.

Absolute Graphix can manufacture to-order virutally any health and safety sign from a wide variety of materials including sticky vinyl, plastic, and metal.

Ordering is simple: If you know what you need then simply contact us for a quote. Alternatively, if you require advice on what you should have then we'll help you to work out what you need.


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Take Safety Seriously!
It's always worth checking that you have all the correct safety signs in all the correct places. In some cases you may even need to have the safety signs made from certain materials (for example, in an area of great wear and tear, a metal sign will last better than a plastic sign).

Keeping people safe at your place of work
As an employer, you are required to provide and maintain safety signs wherever any risks to health and safety have not been avoided by other means. In addition, you also need to train your staff in the meaning of saftey signs and symbols. To ensure you have all the correct safety signs, follow the basic procedure below:

Conduct a risk assessment
Ensure fire equipment and emergency exits are clearly signed
Ensure hazardous substances, storage areas, and obstacles are clearly signed
Use signs to prohibit entry into dangerous areas
Make sure any mandatory requirements (such as wearing safety clothing) is clearly signed
Clearly sign all First Aid equipment and areas
Use signs to highlight prohibited behaviour (such as no smoking)

Types of Safety Sign
There are five main types of safety sign which denote different aspects of health and safety in the workplace. They are:

Prohibition Prohibition - "Stop!"
Colour:
A red circular band with a diagonal cross bar on a white background; the symbol within the circle to be black.
Purpose:
To indicate that a certain behaviour is prohibited.
Meaning:
Stop | Do not | You must not
A Few Common examples:
No Smoking
No Naked Flames
No Unauthorised Access
Keep Out
No Photography
No Cars
No Diving
No Dogs
No Alcohol
No Drinks
No Smoking
No Naked Flames
No Unauthorised Access
Keep Out
No Photography
No Cars
No Diving
No Dogs
No Alcohol
No Drinks
No Food
No Fishing
No Forklifts
No Helmets
No Mobile Phones
No Access to Scaffolding
No Skateboarding
No Swimming
Do Not Use Switch
Do Not Drink Water
No Food
No Fishing
No Forklifts
No Helmets
No Mobile Phones
No Access to Scaffolding
No Skateboarding
No Swimming
Do Not Use Switch
Do Not Drink Water
Hazard Hazard - "Danger"
Colour:
A yellow triangle with a black border and black symbol.
Purpose:
To warn of any type of hazard.
Meaning:
Danger | Hazard | Caution | Beware | Careful
A Few Common examples:
Caution
CCTV In Use
Machinery
Corrosive Products
Crushing Hazard
Compressed Cylinder
Danger of Death
Deep Water
Wildlife
Electric Shock Hazard
Caution
CCTV In Use
Care - Machinery
Corrosive Products
Crushing Hazard
Compressed Cylinder
Danger of Death
Deep Water
Wildlife
Electric Shock Hazard
Explosion Hazard
Falling Objects
Fire Hazard
Forklifts Operating
Guard Dogs
Trip Hazard
Extreme Danger
Slippery Surface
Overhead Loads
Mind Your Head
Explosion Hazard
Falling Objects
Fire Hazard
Forklifts Operating
Guard Dogs
Trip Hazard
Extreme Danger
Slippery Surface
Overhead Loads
Mind Your Head
Mandatory Mandatory - "Obey"
Colour:
A blue circle with a white symbol.
Purpose:
Indicates that a specific course of action must be taken.
Meaning:
Obey | You must | Carry out instructions shown | Do
A Few Common examples:
Safety Boots Must be Worn
Ear Protectors
Face Mask
Face Protector
Safety Gloves
Safety Goggles
Hard Hat
Safety Harness
High Visibility Clothing
Wash Hands
Safety Boots
Ear Protectors
Face Mask
Face Protector
Safety Gloves
Safety Goggles
Hard Hat
Safety Harness
High Visibility Clothing
Wash Hands
Fire Equipment Fire Equipment - "Fire"
Colour:
A red oblong or square with a white symbol.
Purpose:
To describe the location of firefighting equipment.
Meaning:
Location of fire fighting equipment | Type of fire fighting equipment
A Few Common examples:
Caution
Fire Extinguisher
Fire Extinguisher
Flames
FIre Equipment
Fire Hose
Fire Phone Point
Fire Alarm Switch
Fire Equipment
Fire Alarm Switch
Caution
Fire Extinguisher
Fire Extinguisher
Flames
FIre Equipment
Fire Hose
Fire Phone Point
Fire Alarm Switch
Fire Equipment
Fire Alarm Switch
Safe Condition Safe Condition - "Safety"
Colour:
A green oblong or square with a white symbol or text.
Purpose:
To provide information about safe conditions.
Meaning:
The safe way | Where to go in emergencies | First aid
A Few Common examples:
Fire Exit
Assembly Point
Break Glass
Shower
First Aid
Muster Station
Eye Wash
Drinking Water
Flames
Arrows
Fire Exit
(often with an arrow)
Assembly Point
Break Glass
Shower
First Aid
Muster Station
Eye Wash
Drinking Water
Flames
Arrows - any direction


Legal Obligatons
Employers have a legal obligation to conduct risk assessments, use health and safety signs in areas which may contain hazards, and ensure that all fire routes are marked.

Fire Regulations
Fire regulations have a strong focus on fire prevention and has a risk-assessment based approach to fire safety. Safety signs play a major role in this and you need to make sure that you are up-to-date. Since 1996 all emergency escape signs and fire equipment signs must include a pictorial symbol. If you have any out-of-date signs then you are legally obliged to get them changed! Remember: no "text only" signs allowed to indicate fire routes or emergency exits.

Anti-Smoking Regulations
In 2007 it became illegal to smoke in any enclosed workspace, whether it was a pub, restaurant, garage, workshop, office, or studio. As more and more of the UK goes non-smoking you need to make sure that your signs are up-to-date and clearly visible. You may even need to increase the number of signs in your workplace to conform to new regulations.

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