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Overhead hazard warning signs

Label Source provide a wide selection of hazard warning signs highlighting the risks of injury from overhead activities.

These include mind your head signs to identify overhead beams or pipework, projecting sharp objects or corners at head height, protruding ductwork, low ceilings and restricted entrance access. In addition, there are outdoor head accident risks involving trees, power lines, structural frameworks, scaffolding, and working beneath bridges and in road and rail tunnels.

In addition, overhead working is covered by the Work at Height Regulations 2005 and the Work at Height (Amendment) Regulations 2007. This covers working conditions on overhead electrical power cables, suspended loads on cranes (overhead, bridge, jib or gantry cranes), hoists or monorails,, and falling objects such as tools, materials, or building debris from overhead works on ladders, work platforms, scaffolding, stepladders, cradles and lifting equipment.

All these signs cover the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974,and other safety legislation, including the Provision and Use of Work Equipment 1998, and are produced to ISO 1710 and the Safety Signs and Signals Regulations 1996. These signs are a visual aid to highlight potential workplace dangers from overhead obstacles, and should form part of good practice to prevent work related accidents, which can include fatalities and injuries including impact damage to the head, face and upper body, cuts and lacerations, electric shocks and burns, and falls from height.

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