Safety signs are a feature seen on a wide variety of sites across the UK. But does every possible risk need a safety sign?
The reality – using too many safety signs guarantees that no one will read any of them! Safety signs are useful when there’s a significant risk which cannot be avoided or controlled in any other way. But that doesn’t mean you should add a sign for every possible risk, however trivial.
Where there are serious risks in your workplace, do not just rely on signs, take practical steps to deal with them. If you do need a sign, make sure it has the right symbol and is clearly visible.