Hand Wash Only sign
Hand Wash Only Sign
British style Mandatory sign
Conforms to British Standards and ISO 7010Custom designs and text available on request
mandatory Sign - Hand wash only- More Info
This Hand wash only sign is used to display that a certain sink or water source is only to be used to wash hands, this is in accordance with Catering safety regulations. This Catering safety sign conforms to the new 2013 legislation EN 7010 which replaces the old British Standard 5499. This mandatory sign conveys health and safety instructions for action in Catering safety.
This safety sign is available as a self-adhesive vinyl sticker or in poly propylene (a more environmentally friendly product than PVC). ‘ Hand wash only’ is displayed as white text with a blue circular background. This sign is available in the following dimensions: 200mm X150mm, 300mm X 200mm, 400mm X 300mm, 600mm X 400mm. Self-adhesive vinyl (stickers) are suitable for application onto smooth firm surfaces and is intended for use as an interior sign. Poly propylene is suitable for both exterior and interior safety signs and has a self-adhesive backing for smooth surfaces, but may need additional adhesive for rough exterior surfaces exposed to the weather. Foam PVC is intended for use as an outdoor sign, but is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. Foam PVC signs are manufactured with pre-drilled mounting holes.
Hand wash only is just one of the Catering safety signs available in our mandatory range. mandatory signs give instructions that must be followed and are indicated by a blue background with white text..
mandatory Sign - Hand wash only - Legislation
Hand wash only signs should be located by all sinks/cleaning areas where only hands should be washed (not for cleaning other items) . As it is a mandatory sign its instructions are orders (rather than advisories) and must be followed.
EN7010 are standards that dictate uniform shape, colour and graphical symbol, and in this case the text required on health and safety signs throughout all European countries. They have been tried and tested to ensure safety signs are easily recognised and understood irrespective of language barriers, reading difficulties and poor eye sight. EN7010 also maintains standards of health and safety signage for all industry workers.
BS5499 is the British standard that describes the colour shape and characteristics for each type of safety sign. This Hand wash only sign complies with this standard, whilst remaining acceptable under EN7010 regulations.
Please be assured that all the symbols on safety signs that we manufacture comply with current legislation.