Caution Signs

Caution signs must be used in workplaces to warn staff and visitors of possible obstacles or hazards. Typically, the word "caution" can be used to indicate a potential hazard less severe than "Warning” or “Danger" but still indicate if the potential hazardous situation is not avoided it could result in injury. Caution signs are used to depict a risk that could cause injury but is unlikely to result in death. You can quickly identify a hazard sign by its yellow background and clear black writing and pictograms (caution symbol). Read more about caution signs for your business

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What are caution signs?

Caution signs are a type of hazard sign which are used to depict risks that could cause injury but are unlikely to result in death. While they highlight the least severe hazards, caution signs are crucial for your business to protect employees from injury and comply with UK regulations. You can easily identify a caution symbol by its design: a yellow triangle with a black border, and clear black writing. Sometimes, caution signs will also include a pictogram of the hazard. From Caution Wet Floor signs to Caution Glass Door signs, you can find suitable, legally compliant caution signs for your business by browsing our extensive range below. To learn what caution signs you might need, read our guide to the most common workplace hazards.


Where should caution signs be located?

Caution signs should be located in a highly visible place near the risk they refer to. Due to the nature of some caution signs, the need for transportability is crucial. For example, a trip hazard is a temporary hazard, as you would look to remove the risk as soon as possible. This means you would need to use a sign until the risk was removed. This makes free-standing caution signs an invaluable addition to your safety equipment collection, as they can be moved and taken down with ease.


Are caution signs required by law?

Yes, the Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) regulations (1996) and the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health regulations (COSHH) state the need for caution signs in UK businesses. Under the Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) regulations, employers are required to install and maintain adequate safety signage to highlight risks that cannot be removed. COSHH is concerned with substances that could cause harm if exposed to objects, people or the environment. Cautionary COSHH signs include substances that are likely to irritate skin upon exposure but are unlikely to cause death or more long-term health problems. Over on our resource page, you can learn more about the nine COSHH symbols.