Warning signs including warning irritant signs, are displayed to advise and forewarn of potential dangers. The signs supplementary text should always include one of three words: Danger, Warning, Caution.
These warning irritant signs should include a yellow triangle with a black border containing a warning symbol conforming to ISO 7010.
Health and safety signs regulations
The Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) – Regulations 1996, requires employers to ensure that safety signs are provided (or are in place). The safety signs should be maintained in circumstances where there is a significant risk to health and safety that has not been removed or controlled by other methods.
The Regulations implement European Council Directive 92/58/EEC on minimum requirements for the provision of safety signs at work. The Directive standardises safety signs throughout member states of the European Union (EU) so that wherever a particular safety sign is seen it provides the same message. The intention is that workers moving from site to site, such as service engineers, will not be faced with different signs at different workplaces.
There are viewing distance guides available on our safety sign buying guide page. These assist in determining the appropriate size of safety signs under various light conditions.
Bespoke safety signs
We pride ourselves on having a comprehensive range of health and safety signs. However, if required, we can assist you in the design of bespoke safety signs with specific images, including those of photo quality, customised graphics, fonts, colours or wording.
If you wish the customised health and safety signs to carry your own branding, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the form on the ‘Contact Us’ page, with details of your requirements.
Please note we offer next day courier delivery on standard products ordered before 2pm and free courier delivery on orders over £75.