History of Safety Signs

History of Safety Signs

  • Shak Anwar

Safety Signs should be very specific and are a key element in a Company’s health and safety policy. They can alert us to danger, warn us of hazards in the workplace and caution and advise us to be safe. With the right signage, safety signs and well laid out procedures, many workplace accidents and injuries can be avoided and or minimized.

 The solution is finding the correct signs for your workplace. Today you can choose from a myriad of safety signs including Fire Signs, Fire Exit Signs, Fire Assembly Point Signs, Fire Action Signs, Fire Equipment Signs, Fire Door Signs, Mandatory Signs, Prohibition Signs, Warning Signs, First Aid Signs, and Construction signs

 The very first road signs were simple milestones, showing the distance to a particular town, city or location. However, from around the 17th century onwards there are some notable examples of specific warning signs. These first signs were written the language of the locality and did not have high-contrast colored lettering, which meant their messages could have been easily overlooked. It is interesting to note that the symbolic signs of today did not appear until much later on.

 As the 20th century came and went, traffic volume and traffic speeds increased, sign-visibility and night time use especially gained great significance. The original flat painted signs developed into safety signs with embossed letters, very similar to the huge range of safety signs we find today.

Today there are three main safety sign types that are used in the workplace: Danger, Warning, Caution. Each sign has a specific objective and usually, each comes with its own severity level.

This vast range of warning signs, specially manufactured to indicate any potential hazard, obstacle or condition requiring special attention has become a staple of today's health and safety regulations.

These safety signs usually consist of words and pictorial or symbolized messages, of various sizes, shapes, and colors, where each color is standardized and reflects a meaning. On the other hand, there are various types of safety signs which can appear in the form of posters and are there to provide important information or instructions to company employees, visitors, and customers, informing them of their duties and responsibilities in the event of an accident occurring. Most notably signs can be designed to be shown temporarily, for example, to indicate when a floor is wet. These are often re-usable in nature.

Irrespective of the kind of business or industry, safety signs are needed in every company. Indeed a failure to protect your employees, visitors and or customers can and does lead to extensive fines or have more even serious consequences including custodial sentences, personal injuries or even loss of life. It is therefore of huge and vital importance that Directors and employees take the necessary measures to ensure that their safety signs are up to date and meet the latest legislative rules and safety best practice.

Safetysignswork.co.uk offers a huge range of Fire Signs, Fire Exit Signs, Fire Assembly Point Signs, Fire Action Signs, Fire Equipment Signs, Fire Door Signs, Mandatory Signs, Prohibition Signs, Warning Signs, First Aid Signs and Construction signs for every type of business and Industry.

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