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Escalator Signs

As stated in BS EN115-1 legislation, all premises with escalators must clearly identify them in order to protect visitors, members of the public, objects and staff from accidents or other associated risks. Escalators can pose a very real threat of danger in the workplace but the risk of these sorts of accidents can be massively reduced, providing that the appropriate health and safety practices are implemented; including the displaying of appropriate signage.

Our range of compliant signs contains clear, highly visible escalator signs that are easily understood, helping you get your message across to everyone on site.

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Escalator Safety Signs: Buying Guide


There are many factors to bear in mind when it comes to escalator safety. These safety requirements are defined by the SAF (Safety Assessment Federation) and are further detailed in BS EN115-1 legislation, which states that all escalators (or other forms of moving walkways and conveyor belts) should display safety signs wherever there is a significant risk which cannot be avoided or controlled in any other way.

Accidents are common during all stages of an escalator’s lifespan – be this when they were initially built and installed, when they’re moving/fully operational or during routine maintenance work or inspections. This worrying truth highlights the important role that signage plays in keeping people safe around escalators. Clearly warning passers-by of the risks the surrounding area may pose to them will allow them to pre-empt and avoid incidents on or around escalators and other moving walkways.

Some of the most common threats to people’s safety when it comes to escalator usage are slips, trips or falls, and items of clothing becoming trapped in the grooves and cracks of the escalator stairs themselves. Similar threats apply to other moving walkways or conveyor belts, regardless of whether they’re flat or ridged. A selection of other signage options, for example warning of a pinch point, may help highlight this risk to users – these signs are particularly relevant when it comes to escalator safety, as they highlight the dangers of moving parts. Other safety sign options that you may want to consider if you have escalators on your premises are emergency stop push button signs.

Cautionary escalator sign(s) should always be secured in an obvious location, guaranteed to be noticed by passers-by and those using the moving walkway. Signage should be positioned at both the top and bottom approach zones of every escalator or other form of moving walkway on your premises in order to comply with current safety regulations. Our range of versatile sign fixings will help ensure that your escalator safety signage is displayed securely, safely and visibly. We offer a wide variety of messages, materials, orientations and sizes of Escalator Signs – with premium yet affordable fixings.

The SAF (Safety Assessment Federation) recommends that safety signage is used to indicate areas where there are significant threats to people’s safety, which may be somewhat unavoidable or out of the hands of the owner of the premises. Although this does'nt mean you have to display a sign to cover every possible hazard or risk on or around your escalators, the most significant risks must be highlighted and brought to the attention of users.

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