Roadsigns and markings

The law requires that all traffic routes be suitably signposted. Signposting should be clear and visible.

Roadsigns should comply with The Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 1994, which are set out in The Highway Code.

It may be useful to provide a plan of the workplace at the entrance, and at other appropriate points, indicating vehicle routes, one-way systems etc. This would be particularly useful at workplaces that have visiting drivers.

Potential dangers may need to be indicated by suitable warning signs. Such hazards may include:

  • Sharp bends
  • Junctions
  • Crossings
  • Blind corners
  • Steep gradients
  • Roadworks

Signs may be necessary to inform pedestrians of hazards and the routes they should use, and to tell drivers about route restrictions.

Signs and lighting should be kept clean and well maintained so that they are always visible.

Where signs have to be visible in darkness, they will need to be reflective and ideally illuminated.

Road markings should be renewed when they fade.

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