Warn workers and visitors of potentially dangerous situations with our quality danger signs
Danger signs signal the most serious and immediate hazards on a worksite — in fact, they are highly likely to be life-threatening. The word “DANGER” is printed in white letters inside a red oval on a black background and indicates that death or serious injury is almost certain to occur if the danger is not avoided.
At Safety Signs Australia, we print high quality, highly durable danger signs right here in our workshop in the Hunter Valley of New South Wales. All of our danger/warning signs are carefully printed and designed to be AS 1319-1994 compliant, ensuring your business follows Australian Safety Standards to a tee.
Based on the needs and requirements of your particular workplace, you can choose from durable materials like Colorbond Steel, aluminium, decal or hi-impact poly, and if you’re unsure which material is best suited for your workplace environment, we’ll provide expert recommendations and advice — just give us a call on 1300 220 536.
We’re committed to securing Australian workplaces and keeping workers, visitors and pedestrians out of harm’s way. Explore our collection of danger signs and shop online for free shipping on orders over $50.
What criteria does a danger sign have to meet?
Danger signs on-site must be AS 1319-1994 compliant. This Australian Standard outlines the need to devise and implement safety signs in your work environment to ensure safe workplace behaviour, practices and hazards prevention.
Danger signs (as well as most other safety signs) must be displayed in places where they attract maximum attention and the message must be simple and straightforward — the letters must be legible even from a reasonable distance away. Essentially, your danger signs should be unmissable!
Your signs should ideally not be hanging from above. Signs must be still at all times to ensure employees, visitors and pedestrians can easily read the print. With this in mind, the preferred location to place a sign is on a wall — doors, racks, windows and other moving equipment are not suitable spots for a danger sign.
If you have no other choice than to hang the sign, make sure that it’s not an obstruction for anyone passing by e.g. hanging the sign low so that people need to duck underneath or skirt around the sign. Again, this might cause employees, pedestrians and visitors to ignore the sign.
Our range of danger/warning signs
At Safety Signs Australia, we design and print a wide range of danger/warning signs to keep everyone on your work site safe from harm — or even death. We offer:
Don’t see the specific sign you need for your workplace? Get in touch with our team to organise custom signage. We can print signage based on your design and safety requirements in our Hunter Valley workshop — simply send through some images and a description of what you need, how many signs you need and what material you would like us to use to email@example.com.
Our danger sign materials
A number of environmental factors on-site will determine what kind of sign materials you need. We offer Colorbond Steel, hi-impact poly, aluminium and decal — here’s a quick rundown of the different benefits and ideal worksites.
Colorbond Steel — Colorbond is a highly efficient material for safety and danger signs. Using a Zincalume steel base and a baked-on finish that resists chipping, peeling and cracking in Australia’s harsh weather conditions, Colorbond Steel is ideal for outdoor workplaces and work sites.
Hi-impact poly — This material is a plastic material with a glasslike texture and is often used to manufacture indoor signs. It has excellent impact resistance and moderate stiffness, making them a good option for indoor signage.
Aluminium — Aluminium is an extremely versatile metal that’s both lightweight and flexible while also being highly corrosion-resistant and reflective. Aluminium signs are often used in outdoor settings.
Decal — Vinyl stickers and decals are extremely weather-resistant, especially in conditions with high humidity and moisture. It’s durable, affordable and prints in bright colours, making them unmissable in the workplace. These can be printed as stickers or signs.
If you’re unsure which material is right for your workplace, please give us a call on 1300 220 536 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can provide recommendations and advice based on years of experience in the signage industry and our thorough understanding of Australian Safety Standards. We will ensure you have the best possible, longest lasting signage for your workplace.
FAQs about danger/warning signs
What do danger signs indicate?
Danger/warning signs indicate that an immediate hazard or hazardous condition is likely to be life-threatening if the sign is ignored.
Is “danger” worse than “warning”?
Yes. “Danger” is used for more severe, life-threatening hazards whereas “warning” is used for less severe dangers and hazards. “Warning” signs are for hazards that are potentially dangerous.
What colour are danger signs?
Danger signs are black, white and red. The word “DANGER” is written in white inside a red oval on a black background. The rest of the text and icons are printed in black on a white background.
What kind of conditions require a hazard sign?
Danger/warning signs are required in chemical storage areas, restricted areas, radiation risk areas, workplaces with falling hazards, high voltage areas, workplaces with flammable gasses and explosion risks, confined spaces, construction sites, workplaces with buried power cables, workplaces with heavy machinery and more.
Do I need danger signs in my workplace?
It depends on the kind of industry you’re in and what kind of hazards/dangers there are on-site. To ensure you comply with all 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
How long will it take for my signs to arrive?
We’re committed to making Australian workplaces safer, so we’ll start manufacturing your signs from the moment your order comes through. You will receive your danger signs within five to seven days from the order date.
Do you have a minimum order quantity?
No! You can order one sign, a pack of signs or even mass-produced signs — we’ll deliver the signs you need to make your workplace safer. Plus, we offer free shipping on orders over $50, so if you need a large number of signs, you’ll save on shipping! Alternatively, if your order is under $50, please enter your shipping details during the checkout process — we’ll provide a shipping quote on the spot.
What other kinds of signs do you have available?
We have one of the largest collections of safety and danger signs Australia has to offer — from danger signs to emergency signs, workplace safety signs, fire safety signs and security signs, we have certified safety signs in stock to make your site a safer place. Browse through our collection online!
Do I need to make an account to order signs?
No, you don’t have to make an account with us to order signs. However, we recommend creating an account if you’re planning on ordering more signs/replacement signs in the future, or if you want to keep a closer eye on the progress of your order.
Can you print custom signs for me?
Absolutely. If you need a very specific set of signage for your workplace and can’t find it in our collection, please contact us on 1300 220 536 or email us at email@example.com and tell us more about your design requirements, how many signs you need and what material you would prefer for your danger signs. We might ask you to email through images of the signs you need so that we can print them as accurately and clearly as possible.
From there, we will print custom signage in our workshop in the Hunter Valley and ship them to you ASAP.
Shop danger signs online with Safety Signs Australia
Found the appropriate signs for your workplace? Check out online with Safety Signs Australia today! We offer one of the largest collections of danger signs Australia has to offer. Get fast and free shipping on orders over $50 — your signs will be delivered within seven days of the initial order date. Choose from Colorbond Steel, hi-impact poly, aluminium or decals — we’ll print your signs right here in the Hunter Valley and provide a free laminate coating to ensure the longevity of your signs.
Need custom signs? No worries. Get in touch and let us know what you need. We can print custom signs on the spot to secure the safety of your workers, visitors and passing pedestrians.