Product materials and sign types

Most of our signs are available in various sizes and materials so we wanted to explain the difference in materials to help you select the best product to meet your requirements.

  • Self-adhesive vinyl signs
These are great quality signs, where the backing is peeled off for easy fixing and adheres to most smooth surfaces. We suggest ensuring that the surface is grease and dirt-free first before applying to get the best results. 
  • 1mm Rigid PVC
Again, these are suitable for most surfaces and these particular signs are ideal for both interior or exterior use.  We can put holes in the corners should you wish and when placing an order please add a note requesting holes in the 'notes' section. 
  • 3mm Heavy Duty PVC
As the name suggests these are heavy duty signs, so slightly thicker than the 1mm Rigid plastic and are usually drilled into place. Again, we can put holes in the corners should you wish and when placing an order please add a note requesting holes in the 'notes' section. 
  • Double Sided signs
These tend to be produced on 3mm heavy duty PVC and are great when you want the signs to be seen from a number of directions. 
  • Photoluminescent signs 

These are produced in Rigid PVC only. In the event of a power failure, these signs should help reduce panic, as they are highly visible in dark conditions, thus allowing for safer evacuation. They can be used over and over again by direct exposure to a light source. They do not present a health hazard and do not require any electrical power or batteries to enable them to work. 

Types of signs

There are many different types of signs so we wanted to provide an explanation of the main types and the associated colours.

  • Prohibition signs 

These are red safety signs advising what you 'must not do' to avoid injury or a risk to your health or safety i.e 

  • Warning signs

These are yellow signs identifying the potential risks to health and safety i.e 'Caution! Trip Hazard'.

  • Mandatory signs

These are blue signs which identify actions that need to be taken to help contribute towards safety i.e 'wear ear protectors'.