First Aid Signs
First aid signs are extremely important for people to easily locate first aid supplies in case of an emergency.
All first aid signs are green with white writing or symbols. First-aid boxes should have a white cross on a green background. First-aid rooms should be easily identifiable by white lettering or a white cross on a green background.
Yes, legally companies do need to display some first aid signs. The Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations 1996 state that a first aid sign on the premises must be a permanent sign, and that it must be white on green with the cross shape. The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 also state that any first aid room or area must be clearly signposted, in order for both visitors and employees alike to know where they should go should they have a problem.
First aid signs should be placed where they can be seen (not obstructed from view) and easily identified.