Steer employees and pedestrians away from potentially dangerous situations with our caution signs
Whether you work on a construction site, a mining site or even the back dock of a retail shopping centre, there are always going to be potentially hazardous situations in the workplace. Think exposed wires, falling objects, heavy machinery and in a mining situation, mud, rock or soil slides.
If your workplace is prone to hazards (not life-threatening), we recommend displaying caution signs on-site. “Caution: Danger Ahead” signs should be displayed anywhere that an employee, contractor or pedestrian could be at risk of an accident or injury.
At Safety Signs Australia, we print the most durable metal caution signs in Australia. Designed and printed here in the Hunter Valley of New South Wales, we add free laminate coatings to all of our signs — plus, we can print custom signs based on your design requirements and preferences.
Order caution signs online for fast and free shipping over $50, or contact us for custom printing today.
What are caution signs?
A caution sign indicates that there is a potentially hazardous situation ahead that must be avoided. According to Australian Standard 1319, failure to avoid the hazard could result in minor to moderate injuries but are not likely to be life-threatening. In Australia and around the world, caution signs are highly recognisable in bright yellow with black block letters and imagery.
Almost all caution signs have “CAUTION” in capital letters and/or the hazard illustrated inside of a triangle.
What are the laws around caution signs?
The Australian Standard 1319 (AS 1319) sets out the requirements for the design and use of safety signs in the workplace in order to:
Regulate and control safety-related behaviour
Warn of hazards
Provide emergency information including fire protection information.
Compliance with this standard is generally voluntary unless it is mandatory to comply with standards in State and Commonwealth legislation. At Safety Signs Australia, you can rest assured knowing that we’ve covered all bases and our signs will always meet State and Commonwealth requirements. We’ll make sure you get your safety signage right the first time, every time.
Shop caution signs online for fast and free shipping over $50.
Our range of “caution ahead” signs
At Safety Signs Australia, we stock an extensive range of “caution ahead” signs to improve safety on-site. From simple “watch for pedestrians” signs to more specific signs like “chemical storage area” signs, we can almost guarantee we have the appropriate caution signs for your workplace.
If you can’t find the signage you need, simply get in touch with our team via firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us about your design requirements. We offer a convenient custom signage service, so you will always have access to the safety signs you need in your workplace. Simply send us through your designs and we’ll print them on Colorbond Steel, aluminium, hi-impact polycarbonate or decal for you.
Improving safety on-site has never been simpler or more affordable. Order your signs online with Safety Signs Australia.
FAQs about our metal caution signs
What kind of signs do I need for my workplace?
Compliance with State and Commonwealth legislation are essential. To help you comply with the latest acts, standards and regulations, we recommend contacting the following organisations in your state or territory:
Australian Standards - www.standards.com.au
NSW WorkCover - www.workcover.nsw.gov.au
VIC WorkCover - www.workcover.vic.gov.au
QLD WorkCover - www.workcoverqld.com.au
QLD Workplace Health & Safety - www.whs.qld.gov.au
WA WorkCover - www.workcover.wa.gov.au
TAS WorkCover - www.workcover.tas.gov.au
SA WorkCover - www.workcover.com
NT WorkSafe - www.nt.gov.au/deet/worksafe
Do I need a permit from the city/another agency to display caution signs?
Possibly. Each council has its own regulations. You will need to check with your local council and find which regulations apply based on your location. We can assist your application with digital photos of your sign on your building with dimensions, materials used, installation procedures etc.
How do I organise a custom order?
Simply give us a call on 1300 220 536 or email us at email@example.com and tell us more about your design requirements and unique workplace hazards. Our team will ask you to send through some images of the designs you’re thinking of. From here, we will print your custom caution signs in-house in Paxton, New South Wales, and apply a free laminate coating to protect your signs from the elements.
We offer free shipping on orders over $50 and you can expect your custom signs to be delivered within five to seven business days.
Is there a minimum quantity or cost?
No, we don’t have a minimum quantity or cost. However, shipping fees do apply to orders under $50. Learn more about our shipping processes and fees here.
Shop caution signs online with Safety Signs Australia
Found the right signs for your workplace? Check out online for fast and affordable shipping throughout Australia. We’ll have your new signs printed, laminated and shipped within one business day. Alternatively, contact us for custom signage today — we’ll design and print custom signs to suit your business’s unique challenges and hazards, so employees and pedestrians will remain safe at all times.