First Aid Signs - How Important are they?

First Aid Signs - How Important are they?

  • Ben Caldwell

As a business owner, you should be aware of regulations regarding first aid signs for your company. It doesn’t matter if you are a small or medium sized business and often people ask themselves if they really need a first aid sign or a no smoking sign if there are only two of you on the premises?

A first aid sign is stipulated The Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations 1996 must be a permanent sign on your premises, and that it must be white on green with the cross shape that has now become an accepted symbol of a first aid area. The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 again state that signs directing people to any first aid room or area must be clearly visible,

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Our first aid signs, like all other types of safety signs, need to stand out and get noticed. The well-known green and white first aid signs are easily recognized all over the UK and should be placed in a place where they are easy to see in terms of their size, their positioning, and their visibility compared to the surface on which they are placed

First aid signs are crucial because when the first aid kit, it can be a very pressured time because injuries, either serious or non-serious, can cause the public to struggle to think and act straight. At precisely times like these, clear first aid signs are a must; some first aid signs let you write the name(s) of the qualified first aider(s) on the premises, making it even easier to help the situation. There’s no denying that such first aid signs and signage are important in any working environment.

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