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Health & Safety Signs

30th June 2015

Did you know that the health and safety signs you see around construction sites and in the workplace generally are bound by law?!

The Health & Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations 1996 specify that safety signs and signals are required where, despite putting in place all other relevant measures, a significant risk to the health and safety of employees and others remains.

The signs used must meet certain requirements – hence the uniformity and, for example,  green signs for safe refuges, blue signs meaning mandatory and yellow/black signs indicating a hazardous situation.

A FREE copy of the guidance on the Regulations is available here http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/priced/l64.pdf

Simian clients requiring further advice are free to contact their Account Manager.