Safety Signs and Notices

Safety Signs and Notices 

Persons in charge of sites or plant areas frequently have a need to warn or advise others about hazards or risks. If you don’t understand the signs and notices displayed you could be in danger. All safety signs in UK must conform to the Safety Signs Regulations and if you are familiar with the principles of these regulations, you will be able to identify the different types.

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                                                                                         Safety Signs and Notices

Persons in charge of sites or plant areas frequently have a need to warn or advise others about hazards or risks. If you don’t understand the signs and notices displayed you could be in danger.

All safety signs in UK must conform to the Safety Signs Regulations and if you are familiar with the principles of these regulations you will be able to identify the different types;

Prohibition Signs

A red circle with a cross bar on white ground.  Any lettering is black.

Examples: Stop  No Entry  No Smoking
  
Meaning: DO NOT YOU MUST NOT STOP IF YOU ARE 

Mandatory Signs

A solid blue circle with a white symbol and/or lettering.

Examples: Hard hats must be worn  Keep locked shut

Meaning: YOU MUST DO   OBEY 

Warning Signs

A solid yellow triangle (point up) with a black border.  Symbols or lettering is black on yellow.

Examples: Danger   High Voltage    Guard Dogs Loose

 Meaning: YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED, THEREFORE TAKE CARE

Safe Conditions Signs

A solid green square with white symbols and/or lettering.

Examples: Fire Exit First Aid

Meaning: FOLLOW THIS SIGN TO REACH SAFETY

Fire Equipment Signs

A solid red rectangle with white symbols and/or lettering.

Examples: Fire Alarm Hydrant Extinguisher

Meaning: HERE IS THE FIRE EQUIPMENT

For more information visit www.hse.gov.uk

Last modified: Tuesday, 18 February 2014, 11:38 AM