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 currently undergoing a rapid expansion and the nature of the work it does. 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.

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:

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

Hazard Signs Information

Hazard signs are used to increase awareness of hazards or dangers that may cause harm to employees or the public. Hazard signs are the best way to clearly display a hazard that may cause injury or harm due to the bright Yellow and Black colours. Examples of general hazard signs would be trip hazard signs, mind your head signs or mind the step signs. All hazard safety signs on our website are made using top quality external grade 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 hazard sign you are looking for, please do not hesitate to contact us by telephone or email. Hazard Safety Signs Browse 10 items

Prohibition Signs On Sale

Prohibition signs are now on sale with discounts available! Prohibition signs are used to prohibit and restrict employees or the public of an unauthorized action. Prohibition signs are ideal to clearly display unauthorized access to certain areas or restricted use of machinery. Examples of general prohibition signs would be strictly no admittance signs, no entry signs or no ball games signs. All prohibition 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 prohibition sign you are looking for, please do not hesitate to contact us by telephone or email. Please click below to view our range. Prohibition Signs Browse 10 signs

We now manufacture and supply a range of electrical safety signs. Our electrical safety signs category consists of different electrical safety signs such as voltage signs, electric shock risk signs, live wires signs and mains voltage signs. Electrical safety signs are used to display electrical hazards that can cause serious injury or even death. Electrical safety is very important to monitor and maintain due to the serious harm it can cause. All the safety signs on the website are manufactured and supplied using a wide range of high quality external grade materials. If you can not find the electrical sign you are looking for, we also sell a selection of custom safety signs. For more details and products, please view our electrical safety signs category below. Electrical Safety Signs Browse 13 items

We are very pleased to announce our new specialised safety signs website that has been in development for over a year. PVC Safety Signs is a part of the Rochdale Signs group which is a family owned business that has been operating for over 50 years. Our aim is to offer a pleasant and easy buying experience to all customers who would like to purchase safety signs off our website. We also like to offer competitive pricing and discount across the full range of safety signs we have listed on our website. The 4 main sign designs / categories we have available are electrical safety signs, hazard safety signs, prohibition signs and mandatory signs. All information and products can be found or selected by clicking on the main category. New products will be introduced every week to further enhance the choice of safety signs available. If there is a product you can not find, simply see our custom safety signs category. All main safety sign designs can be customised using your own personal text. The following materials, dimensions and options are all available to purchase for each product. Please see below for full details. Safety Sign Materials Available 1mm Semi Rigid Plastic, 5mm Rigid Plastic, 3mm Aluminium Composite, Self Adhesive Vinyl Dimensions Available 300x100mm, 400x133mm, 600x200mm 150x100mm, 300x200mm, 600x400mm Options Available Self Adhesive Backing If you have any questions or need any additional advice, please do not hesitate to contact us!