Stocksigns is the UK leader in health and safety and custom made signs

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Stocksigns is an expert in signage legislation and all their signs comply with BS EN ISO 7010 standards. They supply quality fire safety, hazard, prohibition, mandatory, health and safety signs, security and traffic signage for construction, quarries, traffic and highways, water safety, local authorities, schools, and manufacturing and warehousing industries across the UK. Visit http://www.stocksigns.co.uk for more info!

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Health and Safety Signs EXPLAINED

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All non domestic premises in the UK are governed by safety legislation and as such will have a need for safety signs. Safety signage is a cost effective and efficient way to warn and educate people to the particular risks associated with a building. While there are some signs, such as fire signs, which will be common to all buildings, there are many others which will only be relevant in certain situations. The way to determine the signs needed should be by way of a full risk assessment and perhaps a sign site survey. We have put together our top 10 list of the typical signs likely to be found in businesses and public buildings, but please bear in mind that every building has different requirements and signage should be judged on individual risk assessments.

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1.UK Health and Safety Law Poster. There is a legal requirement to display this poster or distribute equivalent leaflet .

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2. Fire Action Notices These are needed to show actions necessary in an emergency such as sounding a fire alarm.

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3.Fire Exit and Emergency Escape Signs These are used to indicate emergency routes and emergency escapes. Used to mark safe means of escape.

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 4. Fire Equipment Signs These are used to mark the location of fire fighting and fire safety equipment.

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5. First Aid Signs Signs showing the location of first Aid facilities. No longer a legal requirement but The Electric Shock Emergency Action sign is also recommended.

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6.No Smoking Signs July 2007 saw a total smoking ban in all enclosed public places, work places and certain vehicles in the UK. The smoke free legislation means it is an offence not to display the appropriate no smoking signs, resulting in fines up to £1000.

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7. Wet Floors Signs These need to be used wherever a slippery area is not cordoned off. Most premises will have routine cleaning operations which may leave areas vulnerable. Lightweight stands holding double-sided signs are readily available.

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8.Obstacles or Dangerous Locations Signs Most buildings however well designed will have localized hazards, the most common of which are trip hazards and low hanging obstacles. So in joint 8th place we have the trip hazard, mind the step and mind your head signs.

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9. Chemical Storage Signs Where hazardous cleaning chemicals are stored, apart from keeping the store locked, a suitable warning notice should be posted if it is considered this would help to reduce injury.

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10.Scalds and Burns Signs Most premises have kitchen or catering facilities. Scalds and burns are common, a poster showing recommended action is advisable.

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Just one of the many benefits of becoming a RoSPA Member is discounts off Safety Signage. For more information about signs visit Stocksigns online .

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