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Safety Signs and Symbols

Common symbols and signs to observe

  • If you answer non-compliant to any of the items below, please ensure to take necessary precaution and action.

  • Are 'No Smoking' areas properly marked?

  • Are 'No Entry' areas clearly marked?

  • Are emergency routes and points clearly marked?

  • Are slippery areas clearly marked?

  • If toxic materials are present, are they properly labelled?

Fire risks

  • If you answer non-compliant to any of the items below, please ensure to take necessary precaution and action.

  • Are all fire exits and assembly points clearly marked?

  • Are all fire doors accurately labelled (for example, Fire Door - Keep Shut)?

  • Are fire-fighting equipment and fire alarm call points properly identified?

  • Do fire extinguishers have signs clearly indicating their uses?

  • Are illuminated emergency signs powered by a source independent of the main supply?

  • Do electrical hazards, isolators, and electrical switches have clear signage?

Chemical risks

  • If you answer yes to any of the items below, please ensure to take necessary precaution and action.

  • Are there hazardous substances on your premises? If yes, are proper precautions taken?

  • Do points of entry to hazardous areas need signs? If yes, are they clearly marked?

  • Are there technical hazards such as radiation, laser, or biological hazards present? If yes, are proper precautions taken?

  • Are hot water or hot surfaces present? If yes, are proper precautions taken?

  • Are there other harsh environments? If yes, are proper precautions taken?

Machinery risks

  • If you answer yes to any of the items below, please ensure to take necessary precaution and action.

  • Do you use machines guards that require safety signs on guard use? If yes, are proper precautions taken?

  • Do machines require the use of PPE and therefore PPE safety signs? If yes, are proper precautions taken?

Noise risk

  • If you answer yes to any of the items below, please ensure to take necessary precaution and action.

  • Do you have any areas of high noise levels (where hearing protection is needed)? If yes, are proper precautions taken?

Vehicle movement risks

  • If you answer non-compliant to any of the items below, please ensure to take necessary precaution and action.

  • Are all traffic routes clearly marked?

  • Are interfaces between vehicles and pedestrians (where there are forklifts or delivery vehicles for example) clearly marked?

  • Are speed limits clearly shown?

  • Are visitor parking or loading/unloading areas clearly marked?

Pedestrian movement risks

  • If you answer non-compliant to any of the items below, please ensure to take necessary precaution and action.

  • Are all pedestrian routes clearly marked?

  • Are areas that are restricted to authorised personnel clearly marked?

  • Are slip, trip or fall hazards clearly marked?

Overhead risks

  • If you answer yes to any of the items below, please ensure to take necessary precaution and action.

  • Are overhead cranes or other construction-related hazards present on site? If yes, are proper precautions taken?

  • Are there any low height hazards? If yes, are proper precautions taken?

  • Do you have any fragile roofs? If yes, are proper precautions taken?

  • Are there overhead power lines? If yes, are proper precautions taken?

First aid

  • If you answer non-compliant to any of the items below, please ensure to take necessary precaution and action.

  • Is the emergency shower clearly identified?

  • Is the eye-wash station clearly identified?

  • Is information on how to contact trained first aiders clearly displayed?

Other

  • Scenarios where additional health and safety signage could help to minimise risks)

  • Is your statutory Health and Safety Law poster clearly displayed?

  • Is it clear where visitors or customers should go?

  • Are there any other hazardous areas, activities, or requirements for which safety signage could be a benefit (such as high-visibility clothing, battery charging, hot work, gases or chemicals)?

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