Road Construction Signs: Understanding Your Legal Obligations

Road construction signs are perhaps not seen by most outside of the construction, demolition, and civil engineering industries as important to health and safety as the likes of protective clothing. Yet roadwork and construction signs are an incredibly important part of how individuals and businesses within such industries are able to meet their health and safety requirements. However, the process of working out what signage will allow these requirements to be met is a whole other conversation. Thankfully, we're here to breakdown where that information can be found.

Undoubtedly the number one resource for this information is in the actual legislative knowledge as set out by the Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations 1996. Even despite the fact that site operators may have put all sorts of health and safety measures in place at a site, safety signs – such as highway construction signs – are still a requirement of any site involving roadworks. The regulations themselves, however, do not just apply to the likes of traffic control and under construction sign solutions – they apply to health and safety signs across all industries.

So while the regulations are helpful and offer a basic outline of what is expected of site operators or employers who have responsibility for a workplace, it is important to understand that they are not specifically for roadworks. Thankfully there is a roadworks guideline out there – the Traffic Signs Manual. Chapter 8 of this manual, which was rewritten in 2009 to cover modern traffic considerations, details everything that a site operator needs to know about roadwork signs – such as the proper usage of roadworks and construction ahead sign plates. So these are two materials that should be consulted during the design and planning stages of a traffic management plan.

After that has been achieved, it's time to purchase the appropriate signage and equipment that is suited to a particular site. To do that, you need a good supplier of roadwork signs. That's exactly what you'll find if you get in touch with Signmark. However, Signmark is more than just a supplier. We actually manufacture and design all of our signs in-house to ensure that we are only providing the best quality signs to our customers. So whether your site needs temporary no entry or temporary no parking signs construction solutions, we are here to provide you with affordable solutions. For more on our full range of signage, just visit If you'd like to receive a quote within one hour, you can talk to our friendly support team on 01227 833979 or by emailing