Health & Safety Signs

Our safety signs are fully compliant with the requirements of The Safety Health and Welfare at Work It is now an offence to use a safety sign in a workplace that does not comply with the Regulations. Employers who have safety signs that do not comply with the new regulations had until 1 January 2011 to replace those signs with conforming safety signs.

The new Regulations are based on an EC Directive that, because of the increasing mobility of labour within the European Union, established a uniform system of safety signs throughout the Member States so that safety signs, wherever they are seen, have the same meaning for people who do not speak a common language.

Safety signboards put in place after 1 November 2007 should not contain text. Text may be included on a supplementary signboard provided that it does not adversely affect the effectiveness of the safety signboard. A signboard is a sign that provides information or instruction using a combination of shape, colour and symbols but excludes information in writing.

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