In 2012 BS EN ISO 7010:2012 was adopted in the UK. This means that safety signs in the workplace moved away from being an "international standard" (essentially a recommendation or best practice), to a European Norm (meaning the contents of the standard must be written into UK and EU law).
BS EN ISO 7010:2012 has been developed to provide a consistency in design across the EU. By using common pictograms and symbols a universal recognition of safety signs has been encouraged. It has meant that a fire exit sign in the UK looks the same as it would in any other European country.
Many of the new designs are based upon previous BS5499 standards (a standard we had conformed to previously). When buying from this website you can be assured that the signs we supply will meet the highest levels of technical and quality scrutiny.
DB Mclarnon Fire is one of the UK's largest stockists and suppliers of safety signs. As experts in the field of safety signs we work closely with industry bodies such as the HSSA and PSPA to ensure our safety signs meed the latest Standards and Regulations. We have a genuine commitment to cost-effective product supply, exceptional service, premium quality. Our objective is to maintain our status as a market leader of health and safety signs & products.
Understanding Safety Signs
The Health & Safety (Safety Signs & Signals) Regulations require employers to ensure that their employees receive training in the meaning of safety signs. Employees should understand the meaning of symbols and colours used on a safety sign.
Mandatory: Incorporates a white symbol inside a blue circle. Indicates a specific action/equipment that is to be followed/used.
Prohibition: Incorporates a red circle with a diagonal line. Indicates a action or behaviour that must not be committed.
Warning: Incorporates a yellow triangle with a black border and symbol. Advises of a potential hazard within an area.
Safe: Incorporates a white symbol inside a green square. Indicates a safe route or first aid equipment.