All About No Smoking Prohibition Signs
From the age of about 14 years old (1986) I started smoking. Why? I was a very rebellious teenager and it was a naughty thing to do which I knew my parents would disapprove of and plus all my new naughty friends were already smoking. I continued smoking into my late 20’s during which I remember the banning of smoking upstairs on buses coming into place and no smoking prohibition signs appearing on the windows. Apart from being highly disgruntled, as I always looked forward to smoking a cigarette on the bus travelling home from work, it was my first notion of realising smoking was becoming anti-social. Soon after I met a new partner who did not smoke and together with new adverts on the TV frightening me about what smoking does to your health I promptly gave up. When the smoking ban came into force including prohibiting smoking in pubs, now as a non-smoker, I was a very happy customer, and I actually experienced the no smoking ban in Scotland first (2006), as I went on holiday there the first year it was introduced and I must say, apart from the pong from the toilet, it was a very welcome change in the law, and I eagerly awaited the new law to be introduced in England a year later. Now in 2014, it seems every where you look no smoking prohibition signs stare you in the face. It is against the law to smoke virtually in all enclosed public spaces, workplaces and public and work vehicles and it is the responsibility of managers of smoke free premises and vehicles to prevent smoking in these areas and to display no smoking prohibition signs.
Minimum Legal Requirement of displaying a No Smoking Sign
No smoking signs are prohibition signs as it prohibits the action of smoking. Prohibition signs are always red and white in colour with a symbol of a red circle with a line through it. This in itself is the prohibition symbol but quite often a further symbol will be displayed inside the circle to make it clear what is being prohibited. In the case of a no smoking sign the symbol is that of a cigarette. An A5 no smoking sign should be displayed in a prominent position at every entrance to smoke free premises displaying the symbol and the words “No Smoking. It is against the law to smoke in these premises”.
The minimum requirement for smoke free vehicles is to display prohibition signs of a no smoking symbol in every compartment of which people can be carried.
In addition to the above no smoking prohibition signs can be utilised in all other areas of the work place or public buildings such as the ones on sale above. Plain no smoking prohibition signs are a reminder to the employees and the public no smoking is allowed in any area of the building for example in toilets, staff rooms etc.
No smoking no naked lights prohibition signs are useful in areas of buildings with a potential explosive atmosphere for example a store room housing gas cylinders.
No smoking beyond this point prohibition signs is an appropriate no smoking sign for use outdoors where people are approaching the building and are reminded to extinguish their cigarette or they may be approaching an enclosed walkway and not realise it is classed as an enclosed space.
Thank you for not smoking prohibition signs are friendly signs to display on exit routes from a building which not only is a polite notice to thank people for complying with the law but also serves as a reminder it is still a no smoking zone until they have exited the building.
These of course are just ideas where no smoking prohibition signs can be utilised but every building is different and any no smoking sign can be purchased to suit any purpose, as long as the minimum requirements of the law have been met.
Disclaimer: Please note designs of the prohibition signs in our brochure and on our website may vary slightly to those supplied due to being updated in line with amended safety sign regulations
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