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Safety Signage



Safety signage needs to be provided if there is a significant risk that can't be avoided or controlled in any other way, such as through safe systems of work or engineering controls.

There is no need to provide safety signs if they don't help reduce the risk or if the risk isn't significant.

This applies to all places and activities where people are employed.

Employers must, where necessary:
• use road traffic signs in workplaces to regulate road traffic
• maintain the safety signs they provide
• explain unfamiliar signs to their employees and tell them what they need to do when they see safety signs

Health and Safety Directorate provide a label printing service. Please complete the form below and send it to the hs-helpdesk

Types of Safety signage

There are different types of sign which includes:

Prohibition signs (white with a red border and diagonal line and a black pictogram).




Hazard warning signs have a yellow triangle with a black border and a pictogram.





Compulsory signage is something you must do and is indicated with a blue circle with a white pictogram.




Safe condition
Safe condition signage has green rectangle with a white pictogram.





Fire equipment
Fire equipment has a red rectangle with white pictogram.

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