The Importance of Proper Signage at Work

Many of the accidents that occur in the workplace could have been avoided if there had been enough signage. In order to normalize the situation, a Royal Decree was published a few years ago with the aim of setting the minimum in signaling matters. Specifically, it is Royal Decree 485/1997, of April 14, on minimum provisions regarding safety and health signs at work. These regulations can be consulted on the website of the National Institute of Safety and Hygiene at Work, through this link.

What do we understand by Signage at Work?

The first part of this regulation is dedicated to the definition of signaling. It is a term that covers quite a few topics, so we could show some safety maps guidelines:

  • Prohibition signs to indicate that we cannot do depends on what action if we do not want to suffer any mishap.
  • Warning signs that serve to indicate
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