Thank guys - for your replies.
To elaborate, click on my link, then click on OPTION 1. Then view Source in yr browser. You will see that I have placed a div class="intro-header" above the h1 header.
My only purpose for doing this is to present a master section header to be used on a handful of related pages only, visually grouping them together.
I assume that you're saying that using actual text above the h1, styled by a custom CSS tag is OK?
What about this for absolute safety?
Do you think that using an image of type might be the safest option? [OPTION 3]
Or how about hiding the image in the CSS? [OPTION 4]