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How To Teach Employees To Understand Harmful Substances Signs

Do you have potentially hazardous substances on your business premises?



Do you have potentially hazardous substances on your business premises? If so, then you need to put up warning signs for handling dangerous substances so that your employees know exactly what to do and what not to do around them.

Even something as seemingly harmless as printer ink or toner needs to be stored and handled with care.  Hazardous substances can cause serious injuries, as well as damage to property and the environment.

Are your employees paying attention to safety signs?

There are so many types of safety sign you are required by law to be put up in your workplace these days, so it is understandable if a few employees don't give every sign the attention and respect that they should.

The importance of training

Training is one of the most important things you can do to make sure that your employees are handling materials safely and properly understanding safety signs relating to harmful substances. All business owners that have hazardous substances on the premises should be implementing training schemes for employees.


Seton recommends sending employees on a Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) health and safety training course, where they will learn how to identify hazardous substances. This course will also teach attendees how to limit their exposure to harmful substances and to safeguard their colleagues, as well as how to safely handle and store chemicals and other potentially dangerous substances.

Proper use and placement of hazardous substance warning signs

As an employer, there is something else you can do to ensure that your employees understand and pay attention to hazardous substance safety signs. You must make sure you choose the correct signs to suit the situation and place them where they are most visible. Avoid over-cluttering your workplace with safety signs, as the individual messages or warnings of each could be lost if you do so.