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Beware of smartphone zombies! Sign

As a driver we are expected to be aware of our surroundings, be able to make emergency stops if required and drive responsibly. We are not allowed to use smart hand held devices whilst driving unless they are connected to a hands-free device as this may distract us from the road.

As a pedestrian surely we should also be aware of our surroundings too! Time and time again I see people walking along the pavement and crossing roads with their head facing down looking at or texting on a mobile device. 

Last month I was turning off a main road into a street near our house and a pedestrian decided to cross the road whilst not looking. Why was she not looking? Because she was too busy texting on her phone. Thankfully there were no cars on the main road at that time but had there been, someone would definitely have gone into me as I had to wait for this girl to cross. Obviously I peeped my horn to get her to look up and move on so I could get off the main road to avoid any accidents. My kids were in the car at the time so it was a prime example which they witnessed of 'mobile zombies' and why I'm so against walking looking down at a mobile.

If your head is down looking at a phone you could be walking into anything - gates, lamp posts, people, cars. 

With this in mind, I bet we could sell loads of these signs!

Smartphone zombies

 

 

New website

We've been very busy the last few weeks as well as processing orders we have given our website a complete 'makeover'. We wanted MJN Safety Signs Ltd to have a fresh modern look with better navigation to allow our customers to easily find the signs they require.

Let us know what you think!

Our thoughts are with the family, friends and residents of Grenfell Tower!

I woke up this morning to read about the terrible fire that engulfed Grenfell Tower block in London.

The pictures in the news were awful! Seeing people standing by their window desperate to be saved, the building itself blackened and burnt, and once again communities have come together to try and help those now 'homeless' and in need. It has been suggested that the cause of the fire was an exploding fridge, it has been also suggested that the safety fire alarms may not have been working 100% but thorough investigations will inevitably take place.

Looking at fire safety, it's so important that staff and residents are informed of the fire safety procedures. Safety signs should be displayed highlighting where fire exits are should the need arise,  fire equipment is, fire action notices etc. Fire alarms and smoke detectors should be checked regularly. One of my biggest gripes is blocked fire exits. Fire exits should never be blocked! There are so many companies out there that can offer training or help in various health and safety areas and it's money well spent. Of course we can help you with the safety signs!

 

 

 

Attitudes are contagious. Is yours worth catching? - Bruce Van Horn

We came across this quote
'Attitudes are contagious. Is yours worth catching? - Bruce Van Horn '
and thought it was worthy of a mention!!!
Show a non-committed, I can't be bothered attitude towards health and safety and others may adopt that attitude but show a committed and positive attitude towards health and safety and others will hopefully follow suit.
There are so many resources, training providers, risk assessors and consultancy firms out there that can help you with health and safety advice and of course we can help you with your safety signs.
If you have been advised you require signage and don't know where to start, let us help you! If there is a sign you need but can't find it on our website just let us know and we can point you in the right direction or create a bespoke sign for you.

What have we been up to this week?

Whilst we have been busy helping customers with their health and safety signs we have also had a number of bespoke sign orders this week.

We have created a large new sign for a building company to put on the front of their new property featuring their logo, company name and a few other details. They were delighted with the result.

A facilities management company were after a number of narrow, horizontal door signs and we have been able to customise the signs to meet their requirements.

A football club have been after some specific signs with next day delivery and we have managed to get them out for them.

We are working on Shadow boards for another firm.

So I guess what we are trying to say is that it's not just health and safety signs we do, we can do any signs you want. Just drop us an email with all your requirements and we would be delighted to help you.

 

 

 

Mobile phones + Driving = NO NO!

It is illegal for drivers to use their mobile phones whilst driving unless they have access to hands-free. The penalty is 6 points on your driving license and a £200 fine. This law applies event if you are stopped at traffic lights!

We have created a new sign suitable for vehicles and lorries where you can remind the driver of this.

 

 

Easter opening hours

Just a quick message to let you know about our opening hours!

Orders placed before Thursday 13th April at 1pm will be dispatched the same day. Orders placed after 1pm will be dispatched Tuesday 18th April when we re-open.

Thursday 13th April - usual opening times

Fri 14th April - Closed

Sat 15th April - Closed

Sun 16th April - Closed

Mon 17th April - Closed

Tues 18th April open 845 - 530pm.

Orders can be placed online at any time but won't be posted until we re-open on Tues 18th April 2017.

Wishing all our customers a Happy Easter!

GHS/CLP labels available in a variety of sizes

If you are looking for GHS / CLP labels we can help you!

We've got a wide range of size of GHS/CLP labels from 20 x 20mm, 30 x 30mm, 40 x 40mm, 50 x 50mm and 100 x 100mm. Some quantities are available by the roll (20mm, 30mm, 40mm,50mm).

Labels include:

  • Hazardous to health
  • Toxic
  • Irritant
  • Hazardous to the environment
  • Flammable
  • Explosive
  • Oxidising
  • Corrosive
  • Compressed gas
CLP / GHS labels

     

    Automatic door sign - They are everywhere!

    Since adding the automatic door signs to our website we've spotted them everywhere. Ok, yes on automatic doors and there are a fair few of them about but we were quite amazed at how many automatic doors there are. We spotted some pink ones in a car park at the weekend and wondered how popular they would be in that colour. 

    If you need any of these signs then please click on the link above which will take you straight to the page. If you are after large quantities of these then please feel free to pop us a quick email and we can arrange a good price.

     

    Automatic door sign

    Fire Safety Law

    Fire Safety Law

    This month we have been talking to Warren Spencer who has recently developed a new Fire Safety Law website. We were keen to find out a bit more;

    Warren Spencer is one of the country’s leading fire safety lawyers. He has prosecuted and defended fire safety cases for over 12 years and has also conducted numerous Enforcement and Prohibition Notice Appeals brought under the Fire Safety Order. He is able to offer impartial professional expert legal advice in all aspects of fire safety enforcement.

    He has recently developed a new website www.firesafetylaw.co.uk which brings together all of the important documents, guidance and commentary relating to the very niche area of fire safety law. To launch the website Warren has looked back on the first ten years of the Fire Safety Order, reviewing the data collected and providing his opinion on what the future may hold. The first of these three articles can be found here http://www.firesafetylaw.co.uk/10-years-of-the-fire-safety-order-part-1/

     

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