Exclusive Entry Signs
Exclusive entry signs are utilized to indicate zones in your facility that is not open for the general public, visitors, or otherwise.
Exclusive entry signs are a vital part of any building’s safety program. There is a no better, more effective way to communicate with your visitors or customers of off-limit zones visually. They are also an excellent reminder for workers to steer clear of specific areas. A company is responsible –and liable in many cases –for controlling access to sensitive or hazardous areas; exclusive entry signs do the job!
They also help secure your visitors by keeping them out of stock areas where accidents, mishaps, and even theft can be prevented.
Many buildings also utilize exclusive entry signage for areas that are to be accessed by employees only –such as their restrooms, lockers, cafeteria, just to name a few. Believe it or not, these signs can be crucial if an accident, theft, or trespassing incident occurs.
Many people ask if there’s anything legally restricting customers from accessing exclusive entry areas. Can this be considered a form of trespassing that an employee, or you, could use as a basis for legal action?
The law says that if you access an area, after seeing a clear, distinctive “Exclusive entry sign,” you are by all means trespassing. Of course, some invasions are unintentional; unfortunately, other circumstances point out that unreasonable customers may want to enter areas you consider private.
If the sign is installed correctly, the request for no entry is more than evident.
Depending on the jurisdiction, certain activities (like hunting or snowmobiling) are not considered trespassing. In those cases -which are narrow exceptions -the signs must state these activities individually. The more specific you are, the better chance to have compliance.
In any case, the law says, you are committing a felony if:
- you have been previously warned away from(asked to leave the facility) or
- Where there are signs posted denying permission to enter.
- Certain places where it’s obvious, such as a private home. For example, if a house is advertised for rent or sale, an “Exclusive entry sign” could advise passersby not to access the house without permission or companionship of a Real Estate agent.
Depending on the case and the nature of our business, exclusive entry signs can be helpful and needed. They can come in different shapes, designs, colors, and messages. Verbiage is optional, with some people preferring “No trespassing” and others “Authorized Personnel Only,” it is up to you how to express the no entry message. They are made with sturdy materials that guarantee a long life and top performance.