No matter what company or building you are in, health and safety signage is a priority. Decreasing the risk of any injury or illness in work environment is important for both the employer and the employee.

Are you looking to update your health and safety protocol through signage?

If that’s your case, it is essential to consider what signs will help you achieve your goals. There are some basic health and safety signs that you will find in every building. The type of signs depends on your brand, sector, company size and location. Every sector from construction to industry and warehouse, certain safety signs are required by law. They are in place to prevent potential hazards and ensure staff and customers are fully prepared and aware of the level of danger.  

Benefits of using safety signs:

  • Reduce accidents at work
  • Improves safety consciousness amongst employees
  • Highlights essential information
  • Informs about the level of the risk

Did you know?

Health and Safety signs are classified based on a set of colours which never changes.

Health and Safety signs classified based on a set of colours - Hardy Signs Ltd - 2020

Top 10 must-have health and safety signs:

1. Fire Alarms:

We see fire safety signs almost every day and we often take them for granted, but they are there for a reason.  When it comes to fire safety signage, taking the correct action can sometimes mean the difference between dealing quickly and safely with an incident and loss of property, injury, and even a fatality.

Fire Alarm Signage Hardy Signs - Health & Safety Signage

2. Emergency Exit:

Exit signs are crucial for the safety of a building. Their role is to serve as a shining beacon indicating the way-out for people in a dangerous situation, and the way-in for first responders. It is important that message in the exit signs is presented clearly, so it is understood by anyone.

Green Safety Signage - Hardy Signs - Health & Safety Signage

3. Danger signs:

The danger sign does not inform on what to do and what not. It simply states a danger to make people aware of a danger zone. These signs always have a red background and the font colour is either white or black.

Warning Signage - Hardy Signs - Health & Safety Signage

4. First Aid Signs:

“First aid can save lives”

First aid tools are vital to ensuring that injuries can be efficiently and promptly dealt with, before a trained medical professional arrives. First aid in schools is especially helpful as children often get into accidents that may need swift care to prevent further damage. Whether it is a minor injury or something more serious like a fracture, preventing further complications is paramount.

First Aid Signage - Hardy Signs - Health & Safety Signage

5. No entry signs:

Prohibition sings are there to tell you that is not safe to proceed. And what colour can make you think that is not safe? Always red.  Its always in a red circle with white or black background and a red diagonal line through it.

Prohibited Signs - Hardy Signs - Health & Safety Signage

6. Chemical labelling and packaging:

In every building they make sure that hazardous chemicals are placed somewhere that is not frequently accessed.  That room is always labelled with a notice as hazardous.  Chemical signs help us to know that the chemicals that are used cause harm to people or the environment.

Chemical Labelling - Hardy Signs - Health & Safety Signage

7. Queue management signage:

There is no better time to inform, influence and entertain with content displayed on your digital screens. Utilising digital signage for queue management is a smart way to increase efficiency within the organisation. They also give you the opportunity to display content, which informs your customers or advertises a certain range of products, while they wait for their turn.

8. Bespoke Perspex Screens:

For many small businesses with very little floor space, queue management signage and social distancing floor graphics (internal and external) may not always be possible. In these cases, our bespoke PPE safety screens and sneeze guards can help to keep personal contact to a minimum, protecting against Covid-19 and airborne particles.

9. LCD Dispenser:

Auto Dispenser via the built-in IR Sensor, clean, safe and completely touch free to avoid cross-infection. The number of Dispensing times can be adjusted to 1,2,3 or 4.  

You can display, schedule and upload media content instantly, utilise RSS news and social media widgets, such as, the latest WHO & NHS England media content, exchange rates, etc.

These devices are 4G enabled so you will not experience any network restrictions of Wi-Fi issues. Ethernet and Wi-Fi options are included. Their die-cast plastic moulded design makes it easy to maintain. Removal and installation of the internal reservoir for foamer refills takes only a few minutes.

10. Social Distancing Floor Graphics Signs (Internal and external):

Social distancing signs enable people to maintain a physical distance of 2 metres or more to avoid Covid-19 transmission or other infections. They can be placed outside or inside of a building, in the waiting area. External floor graphics at Hardy Signs are produced from very durable material to resist any weather conditions. They can come in any colours, but our team are able to make recommendations based on your space and requirements.

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