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Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

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Part VMinimum requirements governing signs used for obstacles and dangerous locations, and for marking traffic routes

Signs for obstacles and dangerous locations

1.1.  Places where there is a risk of colliding with obstacles, of falling or of objects falling should be marked with alternating yellow and black, or red and white stripes in built-up zones in the undertaking to which workers have access during their work.

1.2.  The dimensions of the markings must be commensurate with the scale of the obstacle or dangerous location in question.

1.3.  The yellow and black or red and white stripes must be at an angle of approximately 45° and of more or less equal size.

1.4.  Example:

Marking of traffic routes

2.1.  Where the use and equipment of rooms so requires for the protection of workers, traffic routes for vehicles must be clearly identified by continuous stripes in a clearly visible colour, preferably white or yellow, taking into account the colour of the ground.

2.2.  The stripes must be located so as to indicate the necessary safe distance between the vehicles and any object which may be near by, and between pedestrians and vehicles.

2.3.  Permanent traffic routes in built-up areas outdoors should, as far as is practicable, be similarly marked, unless they are provided with suitable barriers or pavements.

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