Common questions

What are the safety signs and meanings?

What are the safety signs and meanings?

4 Key Types of Safety Symbols

Category Advertisement Color Information/ Instruction
Prohibition Red Dangerous behavior Stop Shutdown Emergency cut-out devices Evacuate
Warning Yellow Be careful Take precautions Hazard nearby
Mandatory Blue Specific behavior or action
Emergency Green Doors Exits Escape routes Equipment and facilities

What are safety symbols?

Safety symbols, hazard symbols or safety labels are meaningful and recognizable graphical symbols that warn of or identify hazards associated with the location or item.

How are symbols used in health and safety?

The best occupational health and safety programs use a series of signs and symbols to convey a complete message. For example, a hazardous gas symbol may alert workers to the potential presence of a harmful gas. But an accompanying sign mandating the use of a gas mask takes it a step further by telling workers how to handle the hazard.

What is the purpose of a safety sign?

The message may be to prevent accidents, signify health hazards, indicate the location of safety and fire protection equipment, or for giving guidance and instruction in an emergency. The Australian standard covering safety signs regulates the design and use of safety signs.

Where do you put health and safety signs?

Safety signs should be placed where everyone can see them. Their directions are mandatory, which means people in the workplace MUST do what they say. Pictures only Words only Pictures and words

What does a hazard warning sign look like?

Hazard warning signs– these signs warn you of a danger or risk to your health. They are made up of a yellow triangle with a black border and a black symbol. Emergency information signs– these signs show where emergency safety equipment is kept. They are made up of a green solid rectangle with a white symbol or text.

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