• Park at own risk

    Posted by Paul Goodwin on August 24, 2004 at 4:14 pm

    Hi all,

    Just a quicky (ooerr misses 😉 )

    is there official wording for drivers park at their own risk sign? I have seen a few variations but not sure if there is a legal version or not

    Thanks in advance

    Paul

    J. Hulme replied 19 years, 9 months ago 6 Members · 16 Replies
  • 16 Replies
  • Bill Dewison

    Member
    August 24, 2004 at 7:14 pm

    Any good Paul? 🙄

    Cheers, Dewi

  • Paul Goodwin

    Member
    August 24, 2004 at 9:42 pm

    LOL Nice one Dewi 🙂

  • John Singh

    Member
    August 24, 2004 at 9:44 pm

    Pretty good Dewi

    How much you flogging those for? :lol1:

    John

  • Martin Pearson

    Member
    August 24, 2004 at 9:49 pm

    Paul like you I’m not sure if there is an official layed down text for this sort of thing but what I always do is find the sign in one of the health and safety cataloges like signs and labels or seatons and copy the text & graphics.

  • Robert Lambie

    Member
    August 24, 2004 at 9:54 pm

    is it not something like:

    Private Parking
    ——————-
    We cannot be held responsible
    for damage or theft From
    vehicles parked within this car park.

    again, i dont think there is a set one. 🙄

  • John Singh

    Member
    August 24, 2004 at 9:55 pm

    Mort:
    I’m not sure if there is an official sign as such. It would seem that the most important thing is to have a sign

    It should be clearly understood that persons leaving their vehicles, and contents therein, in that car park do so at their own risk.

    Its a disclaimer: You need to have been seen to do all you possibly can to inform persons of the risks, and that you (the owner) are not responsible.

    A little bit like the barbed wire and glass on the wall (Here we go, this is another minefield subject). Although persons may be able to actually see the glass and barbed wire you are still required to inform them of its existence. If not, and I know its seems crazy, but the owner could be liable to prosecution if injury were to occur as a result.

    John

  • Robert Lambie

    Member
    August 24, 2004 at 9:59 pm

    yep we got same thing when we built a canopy from one container to another behind our work. we were told that we must put signs up saying fragile roof, do not climb on etc… all over the place.
    this is after they have climbed razer wire, 6 foot spike fence and managed to climb 12 foot onto a roof they shouldnt be on 👿

  • J. Hulme

    Member
    August 24, 2004 at 10:15 pm
    quote johnalphasign:

    Mort:
    A little bit like the barbed wire and glass on the wall John

    Barbed wire/ razor wire has to have a warning, broken glass / nails embedded to the top of the cement is illegal.

  • Robert Lambie

    Member
    August 24, 2004 at 10:18 pm

    what about machine gun post, trip mines, pit bulls and a wife with pms? 😮

  • Bill Dewison

    Member
    August 24, 2004 at 10:24 pm
    quote johnalphasign:

    Pretty good Dewi

    How much you flogging those for? :lol1:

    John

    £9.99 on foamboard, £14.99 on alucolor. Discount for cash and the smile gets thrown in for free 😉

    I think I am going to make it, shove it in the shop and see what ppl say 😀 If someone buys one, I’ll eat my mousemat!! 😮

    Cheers, Dewi

  • Paul Goodwin

    Member
    August 24, 2004 at 10:25 pm
    quote :

    and a wife with pms?

    You can tell her that she’s illegal Rob (:)

    Thnakls for the info guys and good idea Martin 🙂

  • John Singh

    Member
    August 24, 2004 at 10:27 pm

    Rob said: quote] what about machine gun post, trip mines, pit bulls and a wife with pms? [/quote] :rofl:

    It does show how ridiculous it can be: Which is in fact the most dangerous, glass on the wall or razor barb? (See! I said it was a minefield this subject)

    Mind you if a customer came to me asking for a sign to warn about glass and stuff I think I would simply oblige. If the customer requires legal advice then he should do his homework.

    John

  • Bill Dewison

    Member
    August 24, 2004 at 10:30 pm

    Don’t forget to warn them about the sharp edges of the sign though John, those rounded corners can be lethal! 😮 😮

    Cheers, Dewi

  • J. Hulme

    Member
    August 24, 2004 at 10:31 pm
    quote Robert Lambie:

    what about machine gun post, trip mines, pit bulls and a wife with pms? 😮

    Yep, all seem ok as it’s not covered in the 1984 act 😉
    (DISCLAIMER:- don’t take for my word on the above statement as it maybe untrue) 😉

  • John Singh

    Member
    August 24, 2004 at 10:34 pm

    Now theres a point! Dewi: :lol1:

    I actually give the edges of foamex a light rub down to take that nasty burr off …………..just in case.

    Its not the edge itself – its just a slight chamfer

    John

  • J. Hulme

    Member
    August 24, 2004 at 10:37 pm
    quote Dewi:

    Don’t forget to warn them about the sharp edges of the sign though John, those rounded corners can be lethal! 😮 😮

    Cheers, Dewi

    Laughable, but if it does injure and you don’t warn, they can sue for negligence, although you would have to be negligent in the first place, proving this maybe quite hard as they’d have to prove they warned you in the first place for negligence to occur and that you didn’t have sufficient warning signs, and if you did act and then they was injured then this maybe an act of nothing more than stupidity. Although saying that warning signs on all types of ( harmful ) property protection maybe mandatory and a lawful requirement (if only for you own protection) and this is where your negligence would occur if signs are not displayed.

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