Safety Signs

This section provides guidance to safety and health practitioners, employers, managers, employees and safety representatives on safety signs at places of work. Chapter 1 of Part 7 and Schedule 9 of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007 set out requirements for safety signs and signals which must be used at all workplaces when hazards cannot be avoided or adequately reduced. The 2-page Signs Information Sheet published in February 2012 provides simple advice on signs.

Revised Guidance was issued in 2010 to clarify that, in accordance with the HSA's interpretation of the Regulations, employers did not need to dismember safety signs from the 1st of January 2011.

Updated Safety Signs at a Place of Work 2010 (36 pages) was further updated in 2016 to take account of changes from the CLP Regulation 1272/2008. (see page 5 for further details) .

Further Information and Advice

Signs Information Sheet (2 pages)

Updated Safety Signs at a Place of Work 2010 (38 pages)

Safety Toolkit and Short Guide to Safety Signs (9 pages)

Frequently Asked Questions page