Prohibition Signs

It is crucial that workspaces indoor and outdoor have prohibition signs that keep people and equipment safe while also following the proper procedures. Here at Cromwell, we have a range of prohibition signs from brands such as Sitesafe, Beaverswood and Matlock.

What are prohibition signs?

Prohibition signs are signs with various warnings and prohibition messages on them. They come in various shapes and sizes, often using figures and colouring to illustrate the message.

When are prohibition signs used?

Prohibition signs are used in any workplace where certain prohibitions such as smoking, entry, helmets, forklifts and food & drink may be in place. Prohibition signs can be used in a variety of environments, but are most commonly used in warehouses, laboratories, factories, workshops and garages where manual work takes place.

Considerations when choosing a prohibition sign

• Size - Consider where you are intending the sign(s) to be placed in the workplace. If the sign will be near a door that every employee will use before going into another area, the sign doesn't need to be too large. However, if the sign will be in a large area, the bigger the better. This will improve clarity for employees.

• Accessibility - Workplaces are diverse and have people of different sight and hearing levels. Ensure that any prohibition signs are able to be understood by all relevant employees, using size, colouring and braille options to do so.

• Pack size - Think about how many signs you may need in the workplace or environment you have in mind. There should be an ample amount to ensure that any employee or visitor is aware of any prohibitions that are in place.

Prohibition sign jargon buster

We want to make it easy for you, so here are some key terms that will help you understand the range and applications a little better.

What is an eclass code?
Eclass codes are an international standard of product classification, whereby product data is easily exchanged between countries and languages through the use of a standardised code.


How are signs attached to the wall?
Prohibition signs are attached to the wall through either wall fixing, self-adhesive or an eyelet through which they can be nailed on.