A general aim for all facilities managers is to ensure that the organisation they work for has the most appropriate environment for its employees and visitors to the site.
The most important place to start is to ensure that you have the correct signage in place to ensure the safety of everyone on the site.
Have no fear Stocksigns is here!
We don’t want to brag, but we really do know our stuff when it comes to health and safety signs here at the Stocksigns HQ.
We have many years of experience in helping building and facilities managers keep their health and safety signage complete and up to date. From bringing in new signage to updating the old, we can ensure your buildings fully comply with the correct legislation.
Signs are an essential tool to comply with specific legislation, as well as to prevent accidents, to help protect or offer guidance to those in the workplace or workplace area, whether they are members of staff or the general public.
The first step towards understanding which signage is required is to undertake a risk assessment to identify potential hazards and the risks they may pose to people working or visiting your site. According to the Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations 1996, employers are required to use safety signs where there is considered to be a significant risk to health and safety.https://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/l64.htm
Once the relevant signage is in place, there is a legal duty for companies to maintain safety signs and ensure that employees receive correct instructions and training into what the safety signs mean and the measures that must be followed.
A guide to our signs…
Prohibition– A red circular band with a diagonal crossbar on white background, the symbol within the circle to be black denoting a safety sign that includes a certain behaviour is prohibited.
Hazard – A yellow triangle with a black border and symbol in the yellow denoting a safety sign that gives a warning of a hazard.
Mandatory – A blue circle with a white symbol denoting a sign that indicates that a specific course of action must be taken.
Fire Equipment – A red rectangle or square with a symbol in white denoting a safety sign that indicates the location of the firefighting equipment
Safe Condition – A green rectangle or square with symbol or text in white denoting a safety sign providing information about safe conditions.
Safety Signs are crucial in any work environment and the primary importance of displaying them is to prevent injury and ensure staff and visitors are well aware of the possible dangers and hazards ahead in certain situations and/or environments. Whether that be permanent signs to notify people of prohibitions, warnings, and mandatory requirements, for locating and identifying emergency escape routes and first-aid facilities.
As well as permanent signage displaying temporary signage is also very important. For example, where cleaning is underway signs regarding slippery floors are required and need to be visible. Signage can be a great way to enforce safety and make sure care is taken when completing any task.
We have 1000s of products available and our sales team can guide you if you are not sure what you are looking for and for larger projects, we can arrange site surveys and installation.
We also offer an interactive create your own sign service where you can bring your vision to life. We have in place Mandatory, Prohibition, Hazard, and First Aid sign templates with a selection of symbols and custom text for you so you can create exactly what you need online.
We are confident that you will find what you are looking for. However, if this isn’t the case, please call a member of our friendly sales team.