Health & Safety Signs


  • Health & safety signs are used whenever there is a residual risk which has not been avoided or controlled by other means e.g. by engineering controls and safe system of work
  • Signs are standardised so that they have the same meaning wherever they are used
  • There are 4 categories of sign:
    • Prohibition
    • Mandatory
    • Safe Condition
    • Warning
  • The University’s Policy and Management Procedure for Health & Safety Signs


  • The University / Department is responsible for providing general health & safety signage
  • Individual groups are responsible for  providing necessary health & safety signage for specific work activities

Suppliers of Safety Signage
There are a number of suppliers of safety signage.  The following represent just a few examples of a number of suppliers that could be used: