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We have just launched a MOT & Garage signs category. IT should have everything required if you run a Garage or MOT test centre. Many more coming soon. As always if you cant find what you need then please get in touch and our expert staff will be able to help you out. https://www.pvcsafetysigns.co.uk/collections/mot-garage-signs

We have added 300+ custom signs to the site, be it hazard, mandatory or prohibition we have your needs covered. All you need to do is add the text you require on the product page and we can take care of the rest for you.  https://www.pvcsafetysigns.co.uk/pages/custom-signs

We have added 300+ custom signs to the site, be it hazard, mandatory or prohibition we have your needs covered. All you need to do is add the text you require on the product page and we can take care of the rest for you.  https://www.pvcsafetysigns.co.uk/pages/custom-signs

We have just added an Unladen Load category to the site assist with transport vehicles. Take a look at the category now and make sure you have what you need.  https://www.pvcsafetysigns.co.uk/collections/unladen-load-signs  

We have added a huge selection of Mandatory Signs to the site. Head on over to the category and take a look now. If you cant find what you are looking for there there is always the custom option where you can chose the logo and text you require it to have.  https://www.pvcsafetysigns.co.uk/collections/mandatory-signs

  Did you know that having non-compliant signage could lead to extensive fines, prison sentences, personal injuries or even loss of life? Signage, especially in an emergency, is critical to help people and staff remain safe and is an important element of the health and safety ethos in every business. We sat down with Chris Molloy the Managing Director of Rochdale Signs Ltd, to talk about one of its sub companies PVCSafetySigns.co.uk currently undergoing a rapid expansion and the nature of the work it does. PVCSafetySigns.co.uk is based in North West Greater Manchester and has provided signs to British businesses for over fifty years through their parent company Rochdale Signs Ltd. Their team of experts help companies understand the signage they need and what makes them compliant with the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO). Danny Wilson one of PVCSafetySigns’ experts, explains more about the importance of signage, “One area which requires compulsory signage is fire exits. An escape route should be the shortest, quickest and safest path out of the building from any given location. The correct signage will allow people to easily and safely find their way out or the site/premises in the event of an emergency. For example, an ‘up’ arrow on a fire exit sign should be used to point people towards the next sign or an exit. A ‘down’ arrow means that the nearest fire exit is downstairs immediately after the sign. “These directional signs should always be visible and the next escape sign along the route must be clearly seen. Photoluminescent/Glow in the Dark material is preferred in case of a power outage. Signage is required at every change of direction along the escape route and fire exit signs must be above all final fire exit doors. There should also be no conflicting signs along the route. “In addition to fire exit signs, it is the mandatory responsibility of the employer to provide safety signage if there is a significant risk that can’t be avoided or controlled in another way. This can be achieved through the use of Hazard, Mandatory or Prohibition signs. If a sign does not help reduce the risk or the risk is not significant enough, there is no need for a sign. “Sometimes if there are too many signs people become ‘sign blind’ and do not notice the content of the sign itself. It is important to identify serious risks or hazards so employees and visitors pay attention to what is highlighted.” Chris Molloy continues, “ISO7010 is the European design guidance for all health and safety signs. It is designed so that information is standardised in an easy-to-understand way. Whatever European country an employer or employee is from they should recognise and understand the meaning of a sign. To comply to this standard, the signs must adhere to exact shapes, sizes and colours. “In a worst-case scenario, if found guilty by a court for an accident caused by inappropriate signage an employer could be charged with gross negligence or, in the...

Safety Signs Guide Updated

We have updated our safety signs guide with more information while making it a lot clearer and more precise. This will aid you in making sure you get the correct signage for your needs and keep you and your business safer.  Safety Signs Guide

Our full range of Prohibition Signs have now been added to our new website including custom offerings. Make sure you take a look and find what you need. Available for purchase in all our sizes and with a backing of your choice or self adhesive. Be it No Dogs right through to Do Not Operate without Guards its all there.  https://www.pvcsafetysigns.co.uk/collections/prohibition-signs

New In Stock We are now stocking a full range of photoluminescent signs for use in fire safety. From fire Exit signs, Door Signs, Fire Equipment and Extinguisher signs and Fire Action Notice Signs we have you covered. All available on any of our materials from Self Adhesive, 1.5mm Semi Rigid or 3mm Rigid Plastic or our premium 3mm Aluminium Composite.  The signs use the highest quality Photoluminescent/ Glow in the Dark vinyl which has a long lasting afterglow for added safety of all persons on premises in the event of a fire.  To browse our full range please visit: https://www.pvcsafetysigns.co.uk/collections/photoluminescent-signs

Mandatory signs now available with discounts available! Mandatory signs are used to inform and advise employees or the public of an advisory action. Mandatory signs are ideal to clearly display the use of ear protection or eye protection that must be worn in certain areas. Examples of general mandatory signs would be eye protection signs, lift correctly signs or wash your hands signs. All mandatory safety signs below are made using high quality weatherproof sign materials such as self adhesive vinyl, 1.5mm semi-rigid plastic, 5mm rigid plastic and 3mm aluminium composite. If you can not find the general mandatory sign you are looking for, please do not hesitate to contact us by telephone or email. Please click below to see our range of signs. Mandatory Signs Browse 10 signs