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Safety sign
Domain: Health and safety at work => Preventive measures
Grammatical category
Noun phrase
Grammar notes
Sign referring to a specific object, activity or situation and providing information or instruction about health or safety at work by means of a signboard, a safety colour, an illuminated sign, an acoustic signal, a verbal communication or a hand signal.

Provision of safety signsrisk assessment indicates that the employer concerned, having adopted all appropriate techniques for collective protection, and measures, methods or procedures used in the organisation of work, cannot avoid or adequately reduce risks to employees except by the provision of appropriate safety signs to warn or instruct, or both, of the nature of those risks and the measures to be taken to protect against them.
Definition source
Reg. 2, 4 of The Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations 1996
European legislation
Directive 92/58/EEC
British legislation
The Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations 1996
Concept diagram