7th April, 2022
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There are so many things to remember when setting up your construction sites, and health and safety signs are one of those things!
Health and safety signs warn others of danger and stop people from accidentally entering your site. They also tell people that need to enter your site what the rules are.
Basic construction site signs will tell people:
If you don't display signs at your site entrance, how do people know they are entering a construction site? Or what they need to do? It might seem obvious to you, but not to someone who has never visited the area before.
We created these signs to give them away totally free. We do recommend investing in larger official signboards as soon as possible. These are larger and more hardwearing for use on a construction site. Good health and safety can save you money (and protect lives!).
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Let people know where the construction site begins by displaying warning signs around the perimeter and at site entrances.
People entering your site must report to the site office. They need to sign in, and if they haven't been on the site before, have an induction.
Construction sites are dangerous places. Only people authorised to be on the site, who have the correct training and experience, should be allowed. This sign tells anyone else that they must not enter.
Most construction sites require hard hats to be worn. Overhead work, obstacles, and falling objects create hazards for your head. Safety helmets are replaceable - your head is not.
Oh, and don't forget to make sure your hard hats are in date!
Every construction worker should wear high visibility clothing.
Construction sites are busy places. Mobile machinery, plant, and the movement of materials on sites make it essential that every worker can be spotted as soon as possible.
Foot hazards are everywhere on construction sites. Uneven ground, sharp objects and nails, unfinished surfaces, dropping tools and materials.
Wearing safety footwear is your last line of defence, protecting you and your feet.
Smoking isn't just bad for your health and the health of those around you. It can also increase fire risks. On a construction site, with flammable substances, materials that might not be fire protected yet, and waste, it's best not to take any chances.
Smoking should only be permitted outside in designated safe areas, or off-site.
Big plant and machinery operate on construction sites. And while your construction traffic management plan should keep people and vehicles separated, there will always be a risk to pedestrians and other vehicles.
Warn people about construction site vehicles at the entrance and on construction traffic routes or crossings.
Construction sites are dangerous, but children might not realise it. A construction site might seem like an exciting place to play to a child. Make it clear that it isn't.
Don't just rely on signs to stop children and trespassers, also make sure that your construction site is secure.
Construction site dangers start as soon as you arrive on the site. Display this sign at the entrance as a gentle reminder to your team that the site rules apply the moment they enter the site.
Not after they sign in. Not after the break. Not after work starts. The moment they cross the entrance.
These basic construction health and safety signs can help get you started on site. Don't forget, you might need to get some proper signboards to withstand the harsh construction site environment.
You can download all 10 free printable construction safety signs for your site. If you need help providing safety information on site, we also created 30+ free toolbox talks for construction.
This article was written by Emma at HASpod. Emma has over 10 years experience in health and safety and BSc (Hons) Construction Management. She is NEBOSH qualified and Tech IOSH.
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