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Signs of a safe workspace

Safety signage saves people from harm, and businesses from financial losses.


Safety signage in the workplace can reduce injuries and fatalities by up to 80%


It can help to reduce the number of days lost due to injury by up to 50%


The presence of safety signage in the workplace can help to reduce the financial cost of accidents by up to 60%.

Estimates suggest 0.4 million workers sustained a non-fatal injury in the UK, in 2020/21 and 142 people were killed at work.


Proper signage is a duty of care and compliance


Everyone should expect to go home safely at the end of their working day. So, when workplaces contain hazards – from the use of chemicals to heavy moving vehicles or sharp instruments – it’s up to employers to take every risk seriously.

Compliance with safety regulations isn’t just about avoiding fines or legal repercussions; it’s about fostering a culture of responsibility and well-being. When safety signage is treated with the importance it deserves, it becomes a cornerstone of a company’s commitment to its employees and stakeholders.

In summary, safety signage goes beyond being a regulatory requirement; it’s a symbolic representation of a company’s dedication to creating a safe, secure, and conscientious workplace. By implementing proper safety signage, employers uphold their duty of care, protect their workforce, and contribute to a culture of safety that benefits everyone.

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Commercial makes it simple to install the correct signage

Safety signage is a legal requirement not just for the most high-risk locations, but also informing employees and visitors of health and safety laws that apply, where to find first aid kits, fire extinguishers and emergency exits.

But beware, too many signs can be confusing. It’s all about the right sign, clearly communicating a hazard or action. Commercial’s team steers clients through the potential challenges.

We understand the health and safety requirements for business premises.
Our scale of supply means we have products available for rapid despatch.
With decades of print experience, we can provide bespoke or branded signage if required.
Always competitive, thanks to our scale and long-standing supplier relationships.
We can provide the appropriate signage for every type of workplace hazard.

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Commercial deliver. We are fortunate to work with some amazing partners. Here are some examples of great things we hear every day.

The Tesco procurement team have been delighted with the way Commercial share our desire to entrench sustainability into our supply chain – we really are kindred spirits. Our ethical and sustainability policies are of paramount importance to our reputation and the Commercial team reviewed and approved all products in a short timeframe. Commercial are already committed to the ETI base code and are working on achieving EcoVadis accreditation for all suppliers on the Tesco account.


Innovations in signage are bringing added efficiencies and protection

Technology is being applied in surprising ways to create safer working environments.

Interactive traffic markings

The movement of pedestrians and vehicles safely around a site is often a focal point for health and safety assessments. Starling Technologies has created an interactive pedestrian crossing, which responds to the movement of vehicles and pedestrians, to signal who should take priority in any given moment.

Gone are the painted road markings. In their place, the entire road surface at the crossing area is monitored by cameras and embedded with computer-controlled LEDs that can be seen from all angles, day and night.

In-house signage creation

What’s faster than next day delivery? Signage and safety labels that you can print yourself.

Table-top printing devices that print up to 14 colours and design shapes, give you full control to create instant signage.

Ideal, when you need to respond with urgency – whether that’s to alert others to a hazardous spill or breakage, change in legislation, or perhaps for a manufacturer’s product recall.


We care about protecting people and the planet

When it comes to safety signage, our team has the technical and legislative knowledge to guide you to full compliance. And by working with colleagues across our other departments, we can support every part of your organisation to protect both people and the planet.

Innovations in sustainability

We’re always looking for solutions that help us to minimise carbon impacts and reduce waste. That includes the introduction of eco-friendly materials for indoor and outdoor signage, using recycled yarns or LED lights.

Ethical supply chains

Commercial’s deep, long-held belief is that what’s good for business should also be good for people and the planet. Our product range, partnerships, and processes have all been refined to be the most ethical and eco-friendly as possible.

Cross-divisional expertise

Just because we’ve only worked with you to devise your on-site safety signage doesn’t mean we’re going to withhold our expertise in PPE, corporate print, or cleaning products. We’re on your team and if we see an opportunity in your business, you’ll hear about it first.

Your signage partner

By choosing to work with Commercial for your safety signage, you’re choosing expertise and peace of mind.


Our experienced team will create a tailormade signage solution, suited to your business and each of your premises.


Always looking for new market innovations that will add value to our clients, we’ll ensure you benefit from the latest technologies in safety signage.

Customer service

We have a team of experts dedicated to ensuring your safety and peace of mind, both experienced and committed to excellence.

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Commercial deliver. We are fortunate to work with some amazing partners. Here are some examples of great things we hear every day.

The new Walsall Housing Group office is a fantastic, fresh and modern workplace thanks to the wonderful work of the Commercial interiors team. They created a steering group to work alongside us to understand our demands and held regular meetings during the design process to keep us informed of the progress. Our desire was for a more collaborative space, with meeting booths and one-to-one seating, rather than traditional desks – and they delivered a fantastic final fit-out over the full four-floor building.
Each year, Commercial supplies accessory packs to graduate trainees at a leading accountancy firm, which are then picked, packed, and delivered to their home addresses by the Commercial Foundation. This not only guarantees that every new employee has the necessary equipment to be productive from their first day but also allows their IT team to focus on other responsibilities. Collaborating with the Commercial Foundation generates substantial social value returns on investment for the firm and contributes to improving the lives of the Foundation's volunteers.
Wollens have enjoyed a long-standing and fruitful partnership with Commercial because they are always introducing innovations and improvements to our IT environment. As the threat of cyber-attacks increases it was vital that we strengthened our capabilities for dealing with a ransomware attack with a cloud-based backup solution. Our solution means data cannot be altered or deleted, giving us a crucial way of recovering data to minimise any potential downtime and financial losses
Working with Commercial for our branded materials has proved to be effective and collaborative. The team is efficient and they listen to requests for improvements. Commercial has made branded goods simple.
As E-commerce in retail continues to grow, Commercial’s stock-management and fulfilment expertise has allowed a leading UK retailer to free huge amounts of warehouse space. Commercial took on the stocking of our employee uniform, transferring to a new supplier with the management of the supply being consolidated into their existing supply accounts. Not only did this free vital space in their distribution centre, the consolidated supply of all GNFR delivered significant delivery cost savings.
At JoJo Maman Bébé we are happy to work with the Commercial Foundation and support inspiring work they do to help disadvantaged young adults. Like us, the Foundation are a B Corp certified organisation that is proven to put purpose ahead of profits. We have enjoyed working with their volunteers to help with a mug-making activity. We are now working alongside them to create an introduction gift for our new employees, these include printed mugs, pens and notebooks.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We’re here to answer any questions you have about your safety signage. Here’s a few nuggets you may find a helpful start.

What types of safety signage are typically outsourced?

Signage typically includes warning signs, hazard signs, emergency exit signs, safety instructions, and safety directions.

How should safety signage be installed?

Safety signage should be installed in an appropriate location and at an appropriate height. It should also be placed in a visible and easily accessible location.

What is the importance of safety signage?

Safety signage is important because it helps to ensure that employees and visitors understand the hazards that are present in the workplace and how to protect themselves from those hazards.

How often should safety signage be updated?

Safety signage should be updated as needed, depending on any changes in the workplace or new safety regulations.

What types of materials are used to produce safety signage?

The materials commonly used include aluminium, vinyl, and plastic, as well as other materials such as reflective tape and glow-in-the-dark signs. Increasingly, eco-friendly materials are becoming more widely available, using recycled yarns.

What are the regulations regarding safety signage?

The regulations regarding safety signage vary from country to country. In the UK, the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) provides regulations and guidance on safety signage.

What should be included on safety signage?

Safety signage should include a warning or hazard symbol, a descriptive message, and any additional safety instructions related to the hazard.

How can an organisation ensure that its safety signage is compliant with all applicable regulations?

Working with an experienced safety signage provider such as Commercial is the simplest way of keeping up to date with any changes in legislation.


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