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Quick Answers to the Most Common Questions

General Information about Safety Sign Regulations

ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation) 7010 prescribes the shape, colour and graphical symbol required on safety signs. New common symbols (or pictograms) were introduced and tested throughout all European countries to ensure the symbols are easily understood and recognised across the EU. More about EN7010

In Ireland, The Safety Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007 (Chapter 1 of Part 7: Safety Signs at Places of Work) apply to safety signs.

Safety signs must be used whenever a hazard or danger cannot be avoided adequately or reduced in another way. Before installing safety signs an employer should examine whether the hazard can be avoided or reduced by collective precautions (precautions that protect everybody) or safer ways of doing the work.

A signboard is a sign that provides information or instruction using a combination of shape, colour and symbols but excludes information in writing.

Safety signboards should not contain text. This is because the symbols or pictograms on a signboard are intended to be understood, independently of the language ability of the worker viewing it.

Safety signboards put in place after 1st November 2007 should not contain text. Text may be included on a supplementary signboard provided that it does not adversely affect the effectiveness of the safety signboard.

A supplementary signboard (often with text) is used to give clarity to a signboard. A signboard and supplementary signboard can be located on one "carrier". A carrier could be a single sheet of metal, pvc, correx, vinyl or other material as might be appropriate to a location.

Employers must provide information to employees on the meaning and requirements of any signs used in the workplace, especially where text on supplementary signboards is used.

The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport maintains a comprehensive guide called the Traffic Signs Manual. Chapter 8 of this guide is called Temporary Traffic Measures and Signs for Roadworks. This is commonly referred to as Chapter 8 guidelines and includes information and specifications for the roadworks signs and supplementary plates that are required for temporary traffic works and management.

About SafetySigns.ie

SafetySigns.ie has the experience and knowledge to provide you with the best designed safety signs and labels that fit all your needs. We aim for our products to be as effective as possible because better signs and labels have a higher success rate of compliance helping to reduce risk and protect people. We are not distributors selling only the most popular products, you can select from hundreds of stock products, labels or tags for delivery within 3 business days of receipt of order.

We utilize the latest technologies on our web site and throughout our manufacturing process. We specialise in quality industrial signage and labelling, with a commitment to offering the largest selection of stock and custom products at the lowest possible prices.

Where other companies just provide signs. We provide compliant symbols with best practice legibility and design standards. Most of our signs conform to International Organizational Standardization (ISO) standards.

Yes, SafetySigns.ie has a knowledgeable team of customer service representatives that can be reached by calling us at +353 (0)66 7181727 between the hours of 9:00am to 5:00pm GMT.

We do not offer printed catalogues currently. All orders are placed via our internet website.

SafetySigns.ie is currently focussed on providing readymade solutions, however If you don’t find the exact product you require please email us and we would be happy to quote on your exact item. We pride ourselves in providing solutions, not just products.

Our manufacturing processes include thermal and digital printing, engraving and laminating. Please note as custom products cannot be resold, they are not eligible for refunds

If it is a health and safety sign you require, we can provide a quotation for a custom-made sign made to your specifications. Please contact us with your details here.

Ordering from SafetySigns.ie

There is no minimum order for online purchases.

Because orders are processed immediately, we are unable to accommodate order changes or cancellations.

We do not post invoices automatically. A printable receipt is available at the end of the checkout process. This receipt contains all information about your order.