This Guide Is All You Need To Know About Our Products!
Our Product Guide Consists Of:
- Instructions For Applying Stickers And Labels
- Size Guide - Choosing The Right Size
- Material Guide - Choosing The Right Material
- Lamination Process
- Classification / Meanings Of Safety Signs
- Sign Legislation ISO 7010
Instructions For Applying Stickers And Labels
For best results and to maximize the life of your stickers & labels, we recommend the following steps:
- Find a suitable flat surface
- You thoroughly clean the surface before application
- Measure out or use a marker pen to mark where the sticker / label is being applied
- Peel off sticker / label from the backing paper
- Using an Avery Squeegee or similar product to apply even pressure from the center to the outer edges.
( All our stickers can be removed once applied, a small amount of glue residue will be left if removed. )
Size Guide - Choosing The Right Size
In any circumstance, it is critical safety signs are clear and visible from a distance. If you can not see the danger or hazard... You will not know it is there!
Please see the size guide below for approximate viewing distances for safety signs / stickers.
|Approximate Viewing Distance||4.5 Meters||7.7 Meters||15.5 Meters||23.0 Meters|
All health and safety signs / stickers will require different viewing distances, but we recommend using the larger sizes where applicable for maximum vision.
Placement of the sign is also an important factor for visibility. Example: Eye Level Height, Above Head Height, Close To The Hazard etc.
Material Guide - Choosing The Right Material
When manufacturing our products, we print directly onto self adhesive vinyl using Anti-Fade Eco-Solvent Ink. This guarantees our products are of the highest quality on the market. Please see below for a detailed description of each material we currently use.
- Self Adhesive Vinyl ( Sticker & Label Products ) 5-7 Year Lifetime
A flexible durable material with a high tack adhesive. We use special outdoor rated material so suitable for both outdoor and indoor use.
For optimal application, please find a smooth clean surface when applying stickers or labels.
If you are on a budget, vinyl stickers / labels are the cheapest option we offer.
Self Adhesive Vinyl
- 1mm Semi-Rigid PVC ( Sign Products ) 5-7 Year Lifetime
Semi-Rigid PVC offers versatile budget signage, the thin 1mm material offers easy installation and a subtle finish.
Suitable for both interior and exterior use.
- 3mm Rigid Plastic ( Sign Products ) 5-7 Year Lifetime
Similar to PVC but more robust and increased thickness. More suited to outdoor use as this type of sign can be installed almost anywhere.
- 4mm Corrugated Plastic ( Sign Products ) 3-5 Year Lifetime
Our cheapest sign material we have on sale, more suited to temporary use such as construction sites etc.
- 3mm Aluminum Composite ( Sign Products ) 5-7 Year Lifetime
Our premium sign material, solid in construction and of the highest quality. Aluminium composite signs are the one to go for because they will last for year after year!
Top To Bottom: 1mm Semi-Rigid PVC, 3mm Rigid Plastic, 4mm Corrugated Plastic, 3mm Aluminium Composite
To increase the longevity of our products, we laminate all of our printed stickers and signs using the laminator below. ( Writable products excluded )
The Benefits Of Lamination Are:
- Doubles The Strength Of Our Self Adhesive Vinyl
- Tough Scratch Resistance
- More Resistant To Corrosion & Wear
- Anti-Fade UV Protection ( Product Will Retain Colours For Longer )
Classification / Meanings Of Safety Signs
Picking the correct safety sign can sometimes be confusing. All safety signs have a meaning or an instruction that must be followed. Different colours and designs are used to distinguish each type of safety sign. Please see below for meanings and classification of signs we currently have on sale.
Prohibition - Meaning: Must Not Do, Restricted Actions, Forbidden Activity etc.
Related Categories: Prohibition Signs, No Smoking Signs, Security Stickers
Mandatory - Meaning: Advisory Action, Must Do, Recommended Instruction etc.
Related Categories: Mandatory Signs, Hygiene Stickers,
Hazard - Meaning: Caution, Warning, Danger
Related Categories: Hazard Signs, Electrical Safety Signs, Security Stickers
Safe Condition - Meaning: Escape Directions, Health and Safety Equipment, Safe Location
Related Categories: Fire Exit Signs, First Aid Stickers,
Fire Fighting - Meaning: Fire Safety Equipment, Fire Related Emergencies, Fire Alarm Points
Related Categories: Fire Safety Labels, Fire Safety Signs,
Diamond Symbol - Meaning: Chemical Related, Chemical Danger, Explosion Risk etc.
Related Categories: Hazchem Labels, COSHH Signs, COSHH Labels, Hazchem Signs,
Sign Legislation ISO 7010
The sign legislation ISO 7010 was introduced to unify all graphic symbols and to ensure safety sign designs are easily recognizable. ISO 7010 was implemented throughout all member states of the European Union. Safety-Label.co.uk keeps up to date with all current safety sign designs making sure they comply with the legislation standards. For peace of mind when purchasing our products, our safety sign designs will be future proof for many years to come.
If you need help with the ordering process, please see frequently asked questions. ( F.A.Q)