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Why Safety Signs

Safety Signs are a requirement by law to help protect the safety of every person. The regulations require organisations to use a safety sign where there is a significant risk to health and safety that has not been avoided or controlled by the methods required under other relevant law.

There are various Safety Signs, each with there own classification and use. They are used as an aid to:

  • communicate information on hazards;
  • communicate the need for personal protective equipment (where other control strategies are inadequate or impracticable);
  • communicate the location of safety equipment/emergency facilities (eye wash stations, first aid kit);
  • give guidance and instruction in an emergency.

It is therefore necessary that all staff be able to understand the message and the risks associated with not following them. It is the responsibility of all organisations and managers to educate their staff on the issue of all safety, as the consequences of not adhering to a danger safety sign could mean possible death.

 main types of safety signs

The main types of safety signs are:-

DANGER Danger signs are to be used where conditions are likely to be life threatening.
PROHIBITION They indicate actions or activities that are not permitted.
MANDATORY Signs that indicate an instruction that must be carried out.
WARNING Warning signs warn of conditions that are NOT likely to be life threatening if the message is ignored.
CAUTION Caution signs warn of a hazard or hazardous situations where care should be taken.
FIRE Fire signs indicate the location of fire alarms and fire fighting equipment.
EMERGENCY These signs indicate the location or direction to emergency related facilities and first aid or safety equipment.
DANGEROUS GOODS This group of signs are used in the transport and storage of dangerous goods. HAZCHEM Signs and Dangerous Goods Signs. These signs are prescribed in the "Australian Dangerous Goods Code" and various state governments "Dangerous Goods, Storage and Handling Regulations".
TRAFFIC SIGNS This group of signs are used on roads systems, in car parks, factory areas and generally to direct people and vehicles.
NOTICE SIGNS These Notice signs do not comply to Australian standards but are produced due to popular demand. They are used to convey information of a general nature.
GENERAL SIGNS These signs are not compliant to AS1319 for safety signs, however they have been added to provide solutions to safety and improve the working environment.
CUSTOM SIGNS Any sign, size or shape – just tell us what you want and we will design and produce it.

Safety signs are not a substitute for other methods of controlling risks, such as engineering controls and safe systems of work or even common sense.


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01.Private Property- No Trespassing
02.Fire - Fire Alarm Call Point
03.Home Energy Conservation 1
04.No Parking - Reserved Parking
05.Please Shut The Gate 1
06.Private Property 3
07.10 Kph Speed
08.Bracket Sign TD1
09.No Parking - Visitor Parking
10.Notice - Watch Your Step
No Smoking - Eye Protection Must Be Worn
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