Course Summary

For any system to be effective it has to be readily recognisable and understood. Variations from the standards imposed by the Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations 1996 can lead to confusion and disregard for the messaging. Therefore it is vitally important to display and maintain the correct signage to reduce risk and prevent accidents.

There are five types of workplace safety signage – Prohibited, Mandatory, Warning, Safe (No Danger) and Fire Fighting Equipment.

Global harmonised chemical signs are recognised international, following their development by the United Nations. They are used throughout the European Union and have been adopt by the UK.

Additional rules around illuminated signs give guidance on brightness and flashing rates, to ensure messaging is readily understood and health conditions such epilepsy are considered.

Acoustic signals have parameters to comply with in terms of rate of pulsation, volume and frequency governing decibels above ambient noise and use with other warning techniques.

You now have the opportunity to carry out your own Safety Signs checklist. The interactive checklist, can be either printed out and filled in manually or downloaded to complete digitally on your own device. Click the link to download the checklist.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that the information and documention are accurate, up-to-date and not misleading Enable ACADEMY can not accept any liability for loss or liability arising from the use of said information or documents.

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