Health and safety signs are ubiquitous enough to be present in practically all countries of the globe, yet we never really think of them when it comes to bespoke signage. Rather, the examples of which people often think when it comes to this topic would be more in the realm of branding and business advertising. Health and safety signs, though, are arguably even more widespread than examples of either of the two aforementioned categories—which should indicate their importance to us.
Health and safety signs cover a broad range of signs that many of us can recognize upon first glance: construction signs indicating that the area is a hard hat zone, no smoking signs, slippery when wet signs, children crossing signs, and so on. All of them, obviously, are there for the purpose of ensuring public health and safety for people in the area.
The UK Sign Shop also fabricates signs of this type for different clients—sometimes it might be a school requesting signs for child safety and crossing on the roads, sometimes it might be marine safety signs for the shipping and marine industries. The symbols for the signs are often reused because they are standardized or so well-established and recognized already that there is not much point in reinventing them. For example, most countries already use the pseudo-word “Flammable” for signs indicating the presence of an inflammable object, despite the fact that the word should be “Inflammable” (the “in” prefix kept confusing people, so safety officials decided to remove it instead, despite grammatical considerations).
That said, the UK Sign Shop also gets called on to create special (original) health and safety signs on occasion for people with unique needs or circumstances. People might have a particular feature of their property, for instance, that can be a health hazard to others unaware of it. They might be worried that friends will walk into an area of the house where they keep exotic pets such as large lizards or iguanas and be surprised into some rash action that could harm them or the pet. In such cases, unique signage can be crafted by the sign fabricator to match the health and safety concern at hand.
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Learn what health and safety signs are by clicking the sites below. You may also learn where they are typically used—as well as where they are typically found too and in what kinds of situations you should consider having some made for personal usage.