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What is a Safe Condition and How Do Safe Condition Signs Help?

What is a Safe Condition and How Do Safe Condition Signs Help?
03/03/2022

Safe conditions are essential for a business to stay open. If a business is unsafe, then it opens itself up to legal trouble.

Businesses that ignore safe conditions risk harming staff, facing costly legal action and eroding their public perception; you must maintain safe conditions.

However, what is an unsafe condition? How do safe conditions differ? How can you maintain safe conditions over a long period?

Below, we discuss all you need to know about safe conditions.

What is an Unsafe Condition? An unsafe condition refers to any process that doesn’t have a safety policy and accompanying signs. By contrast, a safe condition has an appropriate safety policy with a matrix of safety signs and labels.

Examples of safe conditions include:

Power cut-off signs Drinking water signs Main switch signs Gas power labels Emergency phone signs So, as you can see from the above, each of these leads to a safe condition, or they communicate that something is safe. The drinking water signs inform someone that the water is clean, while the power cut-off is there for emergencies.

How Can You Achieve Safe Conditions? To achieve safe conditions, you need a few things:

Safety policies backed by a risk assessment. An idea of what safe operating conditions are for your industry. Health and safety signs. “Safe conditions” is a broad term for safe operating conditions, so this will vary on an industry-by-industry basis.

For example, if you work in the electrical industry, there is a host of safe conditions you must adhere to. There are very specific electrical warning signs you must use in the right way, and the majority of your training before going on the job is to keep safe conditions intact.

We have covered electrical safety conditions in our blog post: Electrical Warning Signs: Why They Are So Important

However, there is one constant between each industry: labels and signs. All industries rely on good signs to communicate safe and unsafe conditions.

So, brush up on the safety knowledge for your industry, and choose high-quality labels. You must ensure the signs you use are ISO EN 1710 certified and fall in line with the Safety Signs and Signals Regulations 1996.

How Safe Conditions Signs Help We supply a range of safe condition signs with high-quality self-adhesive vinyl and plastic, meaning they last for the long term.

They can help communicate a host of important information, from highlighting clean drinking water to marking power cut-off points. These help to streamline your work and keep staff safe.

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