Safety Signage

Bolton Lock Company Ltd can provide you with all you Signage in accordance with Health and Safety Regulations.

Standardisation of Signs.

Safety signs are divided into categories according to the type of message they are intended to convey. Each category is assigned a specific format and set of colours.

Prohibition Signs
These signs should he used to convey “Do Not” type commands For example, to indicate that smoking is not allowed or where a particular material reacts dangerously with water, “Water should not be used” sign. In the workplace they should be used to reinforce instructions prohibiting dangerous activities and are required by the Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations 1996. Such instructions, however, should also form part of the employees training.

Signs prohibiting an activity consist of a circular red band and single diagonal cross bar descending from left to right at an angle of 45 degrees. The background should be white with the pictograph indicating the nature of the command in black.

Warning Signs
These signs should be used to make people aware of a nearby danger. For example, a flammable liquid store or a laboratory where radioactive substances are in use, should have an appropriate warning sign near the entrance. These signs are required by the Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations 1996 and in specific cases by the Dangerous Substances (Notification and Marking of Sites) Regulations 1990.

Signs warning of a particular hazard consist of a black band in the shape of an equilateral triangle. The background within the band should be yellow with the pictograph indicating the type of hazard in black positioned centrally on the sign.

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Mandatory Signs