Mobile access towers
Mobile access towers are sometimes used in places of worship, for access to carry out maintenance and other tasks at height. However, they can pose a significant risk of injury if they are not used properly.
Safety signs warn of hazards or advise people on what precautions to be taken to protect against danger.
Common examples in church premises include signs marking fire evacuation routes, fire doors or firefighting equipment and those prohibiting smoking.
In managing your church premises you have a duty to make sure that they are safe. This includes providing any safety signs that might be necessary. This may be to meet specific legal requirements.
If you are an employer you must provide:
There is no need to provide signs if they don't help reduce the risk or if the risk is insignificant. Usually, safety signs need to meet certain standards relating to their size, colour, shape and format of any text.
If your premises are relatively small with a simple layout, you may not need much in the way of signage. However, for larger or multi-room, premises or those having a number of hazardous activities, a range of signs might be necessary.
Circumstances where signs might be necessary include:
Remember, that you should only use safety signs if there is a significant risk that can't be avoided or controlled in another way.
For more information about safety signs, why not download our guide.