Site Safety Signs

All of the employers involved in the delivery and collection of goods should exchange any relevant information on health and safety. Visiting drivers should be given any information they need in advance to ensure their own safety and that of others. Visiting drivers to sites should obey your site safety mandatory signs such as reporting to the site office or reporting to reception upon arrival.

Think about how you will communicate with visiting drivers who do not speak and/or only have a limited vocabulary or understanding of English, eg provide multi-language signs of your site rules, illustrated with pictograms, to cover expected foreign languages.

Pedestrian safety, pedestrians and vehicles have to be able to circulate safely. Workplace traffic routes should be suitable for the people and vehicles using them. Where vehicles and pedestrians use the same traffic route, there should be adequate separation between them and you can display mandatory signs to convey such messages.

Consider the complete separation of vehicles and pedestrians first where this is not possible you will need to use other control measures such as signage. Traffic routes should be properly designed and signed.

Consider: vehicles being used; minimising the need for reversing; avoiding sharp bends and blind corners; maintenance, don’t allow potholes to develop; and anything that can affect load stability, eg steep slopes. Reversing vehicles.

Warehouses should be designed to reduce the risks from reversing vehicles where possible, eg by using a one-way sign system. Where you cannot avoid reversing, keep pedestrians out of the area where a vehicle is reversing by the use of mandatory signs. Site safety signs also cover the internal of the premises and is not limited to the external.