What are construction site safety sign packs?
Construction site safety signs packs are simply collections of essential safety signs your construction site needs to comply with regulations and reduce the risk of visitor or worker injury. They are an efficient and cost-effective way of helping ensure your business has all the signs it needs to operate within legal requirements.
What are the different types of site safety sign packs?
We stock a wide range of site safety signs packs, meaning you’re sure to find exactly what you’re looking for. There are several types of construction site safety signs, all of which can be found in our selection of our packs. These are:
Warning signs, also known as hazard signs, are used to inform people of a hazard and can be identified by their colour and shape; a yellow triangle with a black border. To learn more, read our guide to construction warning signs.
A construction mandatory sign is used to display an action which must be taken to ensure safety. They use a blue circle with white images or text depicting the action. These also include construction personal protective equipment signs, which communicate the need for appropriate equipment to be worn on site to ensure safety. To learn which types of these signs apply to your business, read our guide to the regulations of PPE in construction.
A construction prohibition sign is used to display an action which must not be performed to ensure safety. These use a red circle with a line through the centre, and often incorporate an additional red panel with white text for further information.
Fire safety signs
Fire safety signs can refer to fire fighting equipment or fire safety procedures, and are coloured red or green respectively. To learn more about the requirements of fire safety signs in your construction business, read our guide to fire safety signs.
Are site safety signs required by law?
Yes, site safety signs are required by law. There are several pieces of legislation which pertain to the installation and maintenance of construction site signs, including the Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations 1996 (HSR) and the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (RRFSO). The former details the correct types and locations of safety signs that must be used in workplaces, while the latter focuses specifically on fire safety measures. Complying with these regulations ensures accountability and provides evidence that every reasonable measure has been taken to protect the safety of employees and visitors to your construction site.