Why is no smoking signage essential
The protection of non-smokers is enshrined in law in companies, restaurants, hotels and public institutions. In order to avoid inconvenience for both smokers and non-smokers, clearly visible no-smoking signs are essential in the UK.
Our no-smoking signs and the supplementary smoking-permitted signs facilitate orientation in smoking and non-smoking areas and indicate smoking areas that can be used by smokers in particular allowing you to comply with smoke free legislation.
As a sturdy smoking sign, poster or a No smoking sticker can be placed on any type of surface as desired. For entrance doors, window panes, checkout and counter areas as well as for outdoor and indoor areas of all kinds, you will find the no smoking signage with us in various designs and sizes.
In addition, no smoking signs are often required for reasons of operational safety. Depending on the type of goods processed, appropriate signage is required by law in many companies as part of health and safety signs. These areas could contain flammable materials so showing a no smoking sign is essential.
The smoke free legislation is pretty clear-cut on where to place a No Smoking sign. Following the Smoke-free (Signs) Regulations legislation of 2012, at least one legible “No Smoking” sign must be displayed in public premises, workplaces and vehicles.
However, it is up to the business to ensure these signs are placed in the right places. Generally, businesses will need more than one No Smoking sign up and fit specific specifications. Typically, signs must follow these specifications:
- At least the same size as an A5 piece of paper (21cm x 14.8cm)
- Must have the internationally-recognised No Smoking symbol in the centre, complete with the red circle and bar.
- The text “[no] smoking in this premises” must be somewhere on the sign. “Premises” can be replaced for the name of the premises in question (bar, café, factory, etc.)
In addition to the above, businesses are encouraged to have a smoking area clearly labelled with a “Smoking is permitted” sign, ensuring any on-site smoking occurs in this area