Respirators and breathing apparatus are needed in many workplaces in order to protect workers who may have to work with hazardous substances such as powered chemicals, sprays, solvents and gases. Health and safety rules stipulate that such equipment should only be used after all reasonable steps have been taken to reduce the risk to workers. In workplaces where the use of respirators cannot be avoided, clear signage is required to ensure that workers and anyone visiting the site is aware that there are hazardous substances in the area. Clear signage ensures not only that the site complies with safety regulations, but also that workers are encouraged to use protective equipment.
Safetyshop’s Respirators Must Be Worn In This Area Signs can be positioned around a workplace to inform workers on the use of personal protective equipment. The signs comply with the Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations of 1996. In accordance with these rules, the signs have a blue circular background with a white pictogram. Additionally, the signs comply with all current UK and EU legislation. Workers’ health can be negatively impacted by dust, and our Wear Dust Mask Signs can be used to remind workers to use dust masks where appropriate. Clear signage not only provides information about the use of protective equipment, but it also encourages the workforce to understand their own responsibilities in ensuring that they use the proper equipment for the job and look after both themselves and the safety of their fellow workers.