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The Importance of Floor Safety Graphics

Floor safety graphics are a popular form of modern-day signage across industrial premises, staff areas and in outdoor spaces. As the name suggests, health and safety graphics are there to help keep individuals safe, as well as provide useful information. In the latest blog post from Relay Floor Systems, we discuss the importance of floor safety graphics in more detail.

What Are Floor Safety Graphics?

Applied directly to the floor, these health and safety signs are often a lot more noticeable than graphics placed on a faraway wall. To ensure the safety of individuals using the area, it is of paramount importance to ensure health and safety signs are laid on a flat surface, making sure that they are clear to read and that any prohibited actions are clearly stated.

If you are unsure what signs you need to invest in, guidance can be sought by The Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations 1996. The regulations state that additional signage should be put in place when, despite other relevant safety measures being adhered to, a significant risk to the health and safety of employees and other individuals still remains. The regulations make it clear that the implementation of such signs should not be considered a substitute for other means of controlling risks.

Where Are Floor Safety Graphics Used?

Floor safety graphics are used in both commercial and industrial spaces and may be used to draw attention to certain cautions or potential hazards.

The regulations cover a variety of methods communicating health and safety information. Some of the most commonly used signs are:

Safety and/or health sign
Prohibition sign
Warning sign
Mandatory sign
Emergency escape
Walkway signs

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