To ensure construction sites are healthy and safe environments a full risk assessment and health and safety plan is required. The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 1994 (CDM) require that health and safety is managed through every stage of a project, from design and planning through to site work, and even ongoing maintenance. Signage plays a big part in ensuring that workers and the public are kept safe during the site work phase. Once your development is complete signage helps to ensure that on-site traffic is safely managed.
With over 200 site traffic signs, from mandatory and prohibition signs to warning signs, Indepth Sign Design has it covered. Signs are produced in rigid plastic and aluminium, and some are mounted on traffic cones for ready use. There’s also the option to add your company logo where appropriate.
Key aspects safety signage for site traffic
All construction sites must be secured, and there is a duty to ensure that the public are kept out of construction sites and away from potential harm. This also serves to protect the site from theft and vandalism. No entry signs show that the public are not permitted on the site.
All drivers, especially delivery drivers, need to know the routes and traffic rules on the site with clear signage. In addition, safe pedestrian routes must be displayed, especially for visitors to the site, ensuring pedestrians are segregated from site traffic.
Minimising vehicle movements
Fewer vehicle movements on a construction site make the site safer. Smart planning can reduce vehicles moving around a site. Spoil movement can be reduced by landscaping. Zoning can help too, for example providing car and van parking for the workforce and visitors away from the work area will limit the number of vehicles on site. Plus storage can be organised so that delivery vehicles do not have to move across the site. Signage has a big part to play.
Vehicles reversing are a major cause of fatal accidents on construction site. So wherever possible this should be avoided. A turning circle could be created so that vehicles can turn without reversing. One-way systems provide a good solution, eliminating the need for reversing.
As with occupied buildings, it’s important that anyone on site knows where to go in the event of an emergency. Your carefully planned escape routes need to be clearly signed.
Business as usual
Where business continues on the premises whilst construction takes place then site rules will need to mitigate any hazard. This includes include traffic management systems and pedestrian routes.
A taster of the site traffic safety signs we provide
We have a huge range of traffic management signs. Just take a look. These are a small sample of the traffic signs we have available.
Red traffic signs
Works access / exit
Works traffic only
Works traffic direction signs
Caution heavy plant crossing
Caution mud on road
No reversing without a banksman
No construction traffic beyond this point
Pedestrians left and right arrow directional signs
Blue information signs
In / Out
No entry / No exit
Left and right arrow directional signs
All drivers and visitors must report to site office / reception / blank your own text
This entrance /exit must be kept clear
Yellow diversion signs
Diversion right / left – arrow sign
Speed limit signs
5 / 10/ 15 / 20 mph signs
To place an order browse our online safety signs catalogue. Orders received by 1pm will be delivered the next day. Delivery is free on orders over £50.
Where personalisation is required with you company logo then delivery is usually within 3 days of receipt of your final artwork.
For more information or other sign requirements call Indepth Sign Design on 01279 771300 or send us your enquiry.