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The Health and Safety "Safety Signs and Signals" Regulations 1996 requires employers to use a safety sign whenever there is a risk that cannot be controlled by any other means, and demands that all safety sign boards contain a pictogram as part of their intrinsic design feature.
Safety signs have been divided into Categories according to the type of message they are intended to convey.
Each category has been assigned a specific format and set of colours:
|Prohibitory (Round)||Red||No Smoking, No Entry, etc|
|Warning||Yellow||Flammable liquid, High voltage, etc|
|Mandatory||Blue||Fire Door keep Closed, Fire exit keep clear, etc|
|Safe Condition||Green||Fire escape, First Aid, etc|
|Fire Fighting (Square or Rectangle)||Red||Fire Point, Fire Extinguisher, etc|
Some examples of Signs
These signs should be used to convey "DO NOT" type commands. For example, to indicate that smoking is not allowed.
The signs consist of a circular red band and single diagonal cross bar descending from left to right at an angle of 45 degrees.
The background should be white with the pictogram indicating the nature of the command in black.
These signs should be used to make people aware of a nearby danger. They consist of a black band in the shape of an equilateral triangle.
The background within the band should be yellow with the pictogram indicating the type of hazard in black positioned centrally on the sign.
These signs should be used to indicate actions that must be carried out in order to comply with statutory requirements. Signs indicating mandatory requirements consist of a blue circle with the pictogram or text in white positioned centrally.
Fire Instruction Notices which list actions that occupants must carry out in the event of a fire are, by convention, written as white text on a blue background but not in circular format.
The colours are used to convey the mandatory nature of the instructions, but because of the amount of text normally needed a rectangular format is used. The general mandatory sign of a white exclamation mark on a blue circle may be used in conjunction with a fire instruction notice.
These signs should be used to indicate escape routes, emergency exits, first aid equipment and the like.
They consist of a green rectangle or square with the pictogram or text in white, positioned centrally.
These signs are used to mark the location of fire fighting equipment and fire alarm activation points.
They consist of a red rectangle or square with the pictogram in white positioned centrally on the sign.
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