Why health and safety signage is important to your business

Health and safety signage is important communication tools that help to indicate various risks and hazards that a workplace may present. According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) there were 137 workers killed at work in 2016/17.

There is a wide range of health and safety signage that can be used in a variety of working environments, from warehouses and construction sites, to offices and retail. Signage greatly increases workers’ safety awareness and helps to reduce the risk of workplace accidents. Since the introduction of health and safety signage, the rate of fatal injury has reduced by over 50{a239b2aa571ef05ae9c516dc5a5d09b277caf1d728620f61ac620869cf9df505}.

There are four main types of health and safety signage.

Red indicates the potential of immediate danger, which means action must be taken, or that something is prohibited.

Yellow/Amber indicates that precautionary steps should be taken to ensure safety.

Blue is a mandatory instruction that often accompanies danger or warning signs to ensure safety.

Green is a safety sign, used to indicate escape routes or first aid.

To comply with the Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations 1996, employers must provide adequate health and safety signs in the workplace, where applicable. Not to forget, that by having health and safety signage in your workplace, accidents and hazards can be significantly reduced.

The team at Fire FM can supply and install a wide variety of fire, health and safety signs in your workplace and offer bespoke signage if required, so call the team today on 01582 668500