Asbestos Warning Signs
Asbestos is a dangerous building material that has been banned from use in construction since 2000. Any building constructed before this time may include the deadly material, making it imperative that those working within buildings built prior to 2000, especially construction workers, are made aware of the risks.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) states that asbestos-related illnesses are responsible for upwards of 5,000 deaths a year. The effects of exposure to asbestos may not manifest for years after initial contact, making it a particularly dangerous material to be exposed to. Caution when working around asbestos is of the utmost importance, and asbestos warning signs should be used wherever it is deemed necessary.
Safetyshop provides a wide range of asbestos warning signs. It is important to note that anyone who might disturb asbestos during their day-to-day work must be properly trained to do so, and that in some cases only someone with an HSE certification may carry out any work done to remove asbestos.
Acquiring and displaying an asbestos warning sign should only be the first step in your efforts to make your workplace safe for all employees and workers. Our Warning Contains Asbestos Sign has self-adhesive vinyl, can be used inside or out, and can be easily attached, even to curved surfaces. All symbols used on the sign comply with ISO 7010 and the use of a sign such as this ensures you are complying with regulation 4 of the Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations.
For signs that can be used in more strictly-regulated areas, we have the Danger Asbestos Permit To Work Must Be Obtained Signs. These signs should be used in situations where not only is asbestos present, but it is also in the process of being removed by a licensed contractor.
All employers have a responsibility towards the safety of employees, and this is even more important when working in areas where asbestos is known to exist. A warning sign is the easiest and most effective way of making sure everyone who enters is aware of the danger. If you are unsure about which asbestos warning sign you need, do not hesitate to contact Safetyshop for advice.