By Jason Godfrey, Safesite General Manager
The Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations 1996 require employers to ‘ensure that safety signs are provided (or are in place) and maintained in circumstances where there is a significant risk to health and safety that has not been removed or controlled by other methods.’
It also states that places where there is a risk of colliding with obstacles, or where a fall might occur, must be permanently marked with a safety colour and/or with signboards.
After carrying out a full risk assessment and ensuring suitable controls are put in place, employees must be warned of any ‘residual risks’, and safety signs can and should be used to reduce that residual risk.
By not providing the correct signage, employers and site managers take full responsibility for any accidents or incidents caused by that lack of signage.
Safesite’s range of Kee Signs has been designed to provide a safer environment for workers and members of the public by clearly indicating potential hazards, such as fragile roofs and falls, restricting access to dangerous areas or reminding workers of mandatory actions such as wearing safety harnesses.
The safety signs can be mounted onto most roofs thanks to a variety of fixing kit options, and can also be installed indoors. The signs themselves are made from solid, resistant aluminium plate with a high-quality screen printed design for maximum durability and UV resistance.
All signs are compliant to EN 3864 and ISO 7010.
For more information about our Kee Signs, get in touch via our contact form or by calling our product experts on 01293 529977.