Safety Signs And Regulations

Safety signs and signals are required where, despite putting in place all other relevant measures, a significant risk to the health and safety of employees and others remains. 

Signs must be clear and legible, and should be used to identify actions that are prohibited (eg no access), safeguards that must be followed (eg ear protection must be worn), warning of a hazard (eg corrosive material) and to direct towards fire exits/equipment or first-aid equipment.

Below is a list of ISO Certifications to which our signs are fully compliant.

BS ISO EN 7010: 2011 Graphical symbols – Safety colours and safety signs – Registered safety signs. As this is an EN (European Norm) EN ISO 7010 will be written into European Law that the UK and other member countries will have to adopt the standard.

BS EN ISO 7010 is a catalogue of safety symbols all designed to confirm to BS ISO 3864 series for design principles. The catalogue will be constantly updated and amended as more symbols are required and approved.

BS ISO 3864 Graphical symbols. Safety colours and Safety signs.
Part 1: 2011 Design principles for safety signs and safety markings.
Part 3: 2012 Design principles for graphical symbols for use in safety signs.
Part 4: 2011 Colorimetric and photometric properties of safety sign materials.

BS ISO 20712-1: 2008 Water safety signs and beach safety flags.
BS ISO 16069: 2004 Graphical symbols. Safety signs.
SWGS – Safety Way Guidance Systems
Chapter 8 of the Traffic Signs Manual – Specification of temporary road traffic signs.
BS EN 12899-1:2007 Fixed, vertical road traffic signs. Fixed signs
BS 5266-1: 2011 Emergency Lighting. Code of practice for the emergency lighting of premises.
Health and Safety (Safety Sign and Signals) Regulations 1996


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