Key Data

Safety signs

Where are safety signs required?
In accordance with the Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations 1996, safety signs are required where there is a significant risk to health and safety that has not been removed or controlled by other means.
Safety signs are not a substitute for other means of controlling risk, they are to warn of any remaining significant risk.
Sign categories
There are four main categories of general safety sign. Each category gives a clear message dependent on style and colour.
  • Prohibition sign: e.g. “No e...