The Importance of Health and Safety Signs in the workplace.Rikki Fothergill
Whatever sort of business you are, there is always the possibility of an accident or damage to someone’s health. All work exposes people to hazards such as dangerous machinery, toxic substances, electricity and many more. Each year an average of 22 workers die in workplace accidents. There was also an average of more than 3,100 reports of serve injuries and about 4,100 reports of injuries that kept workers away from work for seven days or more during the last few years. It is imperative to ensure your work place is following the correct procedures to avoid injured members of staff.
In the UK, Health & Safety inspections are carried out on a regular basis to regulate the hygiene levels, cleanliness and safety precautions carried out by the business. Failing to comply with the guidelines set out by the government in The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 not only puts employee lives at risk but can also result in fines for your business. There is also the risk of closing the business all together (which is not ideal for you to say the least).
To prevent this from happening, facilities need to meet all of the required health and safety standards, some of which can be met by implementing the correct safety signage.
Safety signs and symbols are important safety communicating tools. They help to indicate various hazards that exist in the workplace. By having safety signs, it is warning workers to always be aware of any hazards. Signs explain the precau
tions to take in order to avoid the hazard. Signs do not only inform the presence of hazards, but also help create workers’ safety awareness. Reducing accidents in the workplace is important and more common in jobs such as manufacturing, heavy industry and on construction sites. However, there is still a need to have safety signs around office based environments too. This is because it is one of the main points of contact for staff. These signs should be found anywhere in which a potential hazard might be found, and the aim is to clearly indicate the danger so that it may be avoided.
We supply a wide variety of safety signs that can be exhibited in different working environments. From wet floor to emergency stop signs we can make sure your workplace is safe, together.