As a business owner, you may think that your responsibility in relation to putting up appropriate safety signage extends only to buildings such as offices and factories. However, there is another category of safety signs you need to think about if you have a company car park, use vehicles as part of everyday operations or even if you have a long driveway leading up to your work premises.
Road safety signs are useful in a variety of situations. If properly placed, they can:
As a general rule, a safety sign should be easy to read. This counts double for road safety signs, as they need to be visible to both vehicle users and pedestrians at all times. This is why Seton is advising business owners to only buy official safety signs that comply with Health and Safety Executive (HSE) legislation, as these are specially designed to be as visible as possible.
Now that you know which signs to buy, you now need to think about where to put them. It might be worth seeking the professional opinion of a site management or health and safety expert, who will be able to flag up risk areas and recommend appropriate places for signs.
In addition to putting up road safety signs in and around your workplace, you may also think about getting other more general safety equipment in case of accidents. For example, you need to invest in fire safety equipment and safeguards for electrical equipment, as well as other pieces of equipment to make your entire site safe to use.