Australian safety signs have been categorised into 6 main types in order to apply a consistent design across similar functions. By understanding the types of signs and their purpose, you can determine what you need in your workplace and where to display them.
Prohibition and Mandatory safety signs have been classified Regulatory Signs in the Australian Standard AS1319:1994 Safety Signs for the Occupational Environment. These signs contain instructions on what CAN’T be done or MUST be done.
Prohibition Signs specify behaviour or actions that are not permitted. The annulus and slash are depicted in red over the action symbol in black. Sign wording is in black lettering on a white background. Prohibition signs comply with AS 1319 regulations.
Mandatory signs specify an instruction that must be carried out. Symbols (or pictograms) are depicted in white on a blue circular background. Sign wording, if necessary, is in black lettering on a white background.
Danger signs provide a warning when a hazard or a hazardous condition is likely to be life-threatening. The word "Danger" is featured inside a red oval on a black rectangle.
Warning signs warn of hazards or a hazardous condition that is not likely to be life-threatening. The hazard symbol is black on a yellow background and a triangle is depicted around the hazard symbol. Sign wording, if necessary, is in black lettering on a yellow background.
Emergency Signs indicate the nearest location of, or directions to emergency-related facilities (Exits, First Aid, Safety equipment etc.). Features a white symbol and/or text on a green background. Emergency Information Signs comply with AS 1319 regulations.
The bright red of Fire Signs makes them easy to spot around fire alarms and fire-fighting equipment. All text and imagery is white and stands out against the red background. Fire Signs are available to indicate the location of all your fire equipment, like fire extinguishers, fire blankets, fire hoses, and more
Some extra and very popular signs that don't fall into these top 6 categories.
General Information Signs
These signs are not referred in AS1319, however, are available due to popular demand. They communicate information of a general nature and often refer to Housekeeping, Company Practices and Logistics.
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The below guide will give you an indication of the size your safety signs need to be.
We offer Safety Signs in three different materials.
Is a corrugated polypropylene that is ideal for short to medium term outdoor use on building and construction sites. Corflute safety signs are commonly fixed to timber or chain wire hoarding fences and internal locations around building sites. The corflute used is 5mm thick and has UV resilient digitally printed graphics applied.
High tack adhesive allows you to apply these heavy duty stickers to almost anything. All stickers have UV resilient digitally printed graphics applied and have the added protection of tuff matt laminate applied. This means the stickers will stand up to the elements and can be easily cleaned.
Aluminium Composite Panel
The highest quality product currently available. Aluminium Composite Panel is constructed of a low-density polyethylene core and coated on each side with a thin sheet of aluminium. UV resilient digitally printed graphics are applied and have the added protection of tuff laminate. This gives the sign excellent long-term outdoor use and can be easily cleaned. Aluminium Composite Panel can be easily drilled and screwed allowing the sign to be fixed to almost any surface. Aluminium Composite Panel used is 3mm thick.
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