Wet floor signs & maintenance barriers
Our wet floor signs and maintenance barriers category is the brightest range on our websites. Find all yellow barriers used to bring attention to spills, wet floors, or maintenance areas. Use these in entrances, hallways, in front of elevators or in washrooms. There are options for all applications and budgets. Our category also features popular Rubbermaid products, the cornerstone of maintenance equipment. Bring attention to spills and wet floors with our A-frame signs, or cordon off entire maintenance areas with bright yellow barriers.
Slips and trips accounted for 19% of non-fatal injuries in 2015/16 in the UK. That’s nearly a fifth of injuries! Slips and trips injuries are avoidable with the right signage and training. With a few preventive measures a lot of common sense, you can prevent employees from getting hurt. ‘Slips and trips’ has its own dedicated topic on the HSE website, which should be a good indicator of the importance the government places in combating it.
Spills, torn carpet, and broken tiles are all hazards that can prove costly if an employee or visitor meets with an accident. Work-related slips and trips can cost businesses in terms of working days, productivity, and legal fees. In cases where a slip or trip occurred when there was no visible signage present, employees or visitors can file a suit against the business. Of course, there is the chance that someone will ignore the signage and get hurt anyway, but doing your part as an employer to the best of your ability is necessary.
The workplace can be a confusing place where a million things are screaming for attention. Having a consistent, simple way to communicate risks and hazards can go a long way. Colours are the best way to alert employees and visitors of hazards. Yellow maintenance barriers are an iconic solution that is subconsciously registered for its universal appeal and message. The colour yellow is easily one of the most intense colours, especially when paired with black.