Sign Information

Sign Information

Safety Signs are necessary for the safety of everyone at your workplace.  To be effective staff must be able to understand the message, and be aware of the possible consequences of not following it.  ie: The consequences of not adhering to a danger sign could mean possible death.  It is the responsibility of all owners and managers to educate their staff on the issue of safety.

Mandatory Signs

AS 1319 specifies these signs shall be a blue disc with the symbol in white. The word MUST is usually contained in the message.

Danger Signs

AS 1319 specifies that these signs are to be used where conditions are likely to be life threatening. The sign is to incorporate the word Danger in white letters on a red oval shape inside a black rectangle.

Prohibition Signs

AS 1319 specifies these signs are to have a red annulus and slash symbol on a white background. They indicate actions or activities that are not permitted.

Notice Signs

These signs do not comply to Australian Standards but are produced due to popular demand. They are used to convey information of a general nature.

Warning/Caution Signs

AS 1319 specifies that these signs warn of conditions that are NOT likely to be life threatening if the message is ignored. The symbol used is a yellow equilateral trainagle with a black enclosure.

Emergency Signs

AS 1319 specifies these signs shall comprise of a white symbol or text on a green rectangle with white enclosure. These signs indicate the location or direction to emergency related facilities and first aid or sfaety equipment.

Fire Signs

AS 1319 – 1994 refers to fire signs which are covered in AS 2444 – 1995. These signs indicate the location of fire alarms and fire fighting equipment. Signs shall comprise a red rectangle sign with a white legend and enclosure.

Hazchem Signs

AS 1216 – 1995 specifies the relevant “designs, layout and size”. These signs are prescribed in the “Australian Dangerous Goods Code” and various State Government “Dangerous Goods, Storage and Handling Regulations”.