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When it comes to health and safety in the workplace, businesses must ensure that their premises are compliant with the Health & Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations of 1996. These business regulations essentially require all businesses to provide safety signage that warns staff and any customers on the business premises of any potential health and safety risks. Failure to comply with these regulations can lead to hefty fines and even court action, so it’s an area to take seriously.

 

Fire exit and directional signage

Amongst these, fire signs are particularly important. People tend to use the same door to go in and out of building premises, so you must make sure alternative exits are flagged up clearly using fire exit signs. These need to go above the door, or in a clearly visible spot that wouldn’t be obscured by smoke in a real fire situation.

If an exit isn’t visible, you need to have fire exit signs in place with clear directional arrows to direct people to the right evacuation point quickly. These need to be professionally produced with the right materials, sizing and typography used for compliance – so use an expert signage supplier to be sure you’re buying the right thing.

 

Fire equipment signage

Fire equipment signs are also essential and can play a key role in saving lives if an emergency does occur. Make sure you have plenty in place to flag up where fire evacuation procedure essentials are kept – including extinguishers, fire alarms, blankets and other essentials. This will allow your fire wardens to find the equipment that they need without delay if the worst does occur.

 

Other warning signs

There are a range of other warning signs that your business will also need to have, including signs that highlight any potential dangers on the business premises, prohibition signs to keep people away from dangerous areas and activities, and mandatory signs that will enforce certain actions and behaviours – such as wearing PPE in construction areas.

 

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If you need to upgrade your fire safety signs, now is a great time to take action. We are running a 20% discount on safety signs this August and September, so you can benefit from a special offer whilst ensuring that your business is 100% compliant, and as safe as possible for your staff, customers and suppliers. Get in touch today to discuss your needs and we will be happy to provide a quote.