Electrical Hazard Signs

Electrical signs are vital to help indicate any hazards or risks that are associated with electrical equipment or power supply. Our electrical safety signs are designed to highlight any items of equipment that may cause electric shocks if they are not used correctly. Shocks are one of the most common workplace hazards in the UK. In workplaces such as construction sites, factories, and even offices, working around electricity can be safe when workers are able to identify and mitigate the hazards through safety signs. Read more about electrical hazard signs.

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What are electrical hazard signs?

Electrical hazard signs are a danger sign, meaning they are used to highlight risks that are likely to result in death - in this case, electrical shock. Electrical signs use a yellow triangle with black borders, text and pictograms. Depending on the intensity of the electrical source, you may require an electrical warning sign, as warning signs are used to depict risks that may cause injury but are unlikely to result in death. For example, you would need to use a Danger High Voltage sign for the risk of overhead power lines, and a Warning Electrical Fence sign for a lower-voltage fence.


Where should electrical hazard signs be located?

Electrical hazard signs should be placed in a highly visible location near the risk they refer to. For example, an Danger Underground Live Wires sign should be placed above the area where the wires are present. As they provide significant safety information and instructions about electrical hazards, electrical signs should always be accurately chosen for the level or risk and placed where personnel and visitors are able to see and obey the warning. You should regularly check electrical signs to ensure they have not been removed or obstructed by objects.


Are electrical hazard signs required by law?

Yes, electrical hazards should be highlighted by electrical hazard signs, as required by the Health and Safety (Signs and Signals) regulations 1996. Where possible, you should take every measure to minimise the impact and likelihood of electrical hazards, as stated by the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. This is achieved through a risk assessment, which involves identifying the various risks of your business before taking necessary actions to prevent them occurring or reduce their impact. However, working with electricity - to some degree - is unavoidable for all businesses, so understanding how to work with electricity safely, is essential. In some cases, the risk of electrical shock will be greater, for example working on or near live power wires. This makes staff training and electrical safety signs crucial to informing workers of the risks and ensuring they have the knowledge necessary to work with such dangerous materials.