London, United Kingdom (PressExposure) January 07, 2010 -- The workplace is a minefield of potential danger and hazards, where danger lurks around each and every corner, without safety signs in place it would be an impossible task to warn staff of the pending dangers but with safety signs will instill caution when it is required most.
Imminent dangers that could go unnoticed are eliminated with sufficient signs in the workplace. Health and Safety signs or safety signs in the UK are covered by legislation and regulated by various standards body.
These signs give out the most important messages for health and safety and by law have to be adhered to. There are different types of safety signs and an overview of the legal definition is as follows.
âA safe condition signâ as it is known, is a sign giving information on escape routes or emergency exits thus, Fire Exit Signs or Emergency Stop Signs are both safe condition signs and will indicate the route leading to safety.
A Fire Safety Sign provides information on escape routes and emergency exits in case of fire, and will provide information on the location of fire-fighting equipment, on the other hand âmandatory signsâ this type of sign will tell you something to do in order to stay safe, for example the use of protective equipment.
A âprohibition signâ prohibits behavior which is likely to cause a risk to health or safety, and will tell you what you cannot do, a prize example is a âno smoking signâ moving onto a âwarning signâ which warns of a risk to health or safety, this sign will indicate a hazard or danger of which you must take care.
If you as the consumer are not sure of the law and what it means to you, then the advise of a company like GSB Signs who are a Health and Safety signage provider, throughout the UK supplying a leading range of safety signs. With a 14 year pedigree to back this up, and hundreds of safety signs and products, to suite all Health and Safety signage needs, it does not end there if itâs a bespoke requirement needed this is definitely possible.
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