Safety Signage And Signals

Safety signage and signals apply to all kinds of workplaces that pose risks to safety and health of employees, passers-by/visitors or other people working around the site.

There are 4 kinds of safety signs Brisbane:

  • Prohibition & fire
  • Caution
  • Mandatory
  • Safe Condition

These 4 signs are represented by 4 colors- Red, Yellow, Blue and Green.

Red

It stands for the sign of danger alarm or prohibition. You will find the signage in round shape or with black pictogram embedded on white backdrop & crossed by red line. The red part occupies minimum 35 percent of the entire signage. A red signage depicts 4 important things:

  1. Stop
  2. Dangerous behaviour
  3. Shutdown
  4. Evacuate
  5. Emergency cut-out machines

Red signage is dominant in places of fire accidents and in regards to fire-fighting instances. If red signage is used for fire-fighting locations, the red part covers 50% of the signage.

Yellow

It stands for the sign of caution or warning. The sign signifies possible presence of hazards or collision risks. You will find the signage in triangular shape or with black pictogram embedded on a yellow backdrop with black border. The yellow part covers minimum 50% of the signage. A yellow signage depicts 3 important things:

  • Be careful
  • Examine
  • Take Precautions

Blue

It stands for the sign of some mandatory action or behaviour. For example, blue signage can be used to instruct audience to wear some protective instrument. You will find the signage in round shape or with white pictogram embedded on a blue backdrop. The blue part covers minimum 50% of the signage.

Green

It stands for the sign of safe condition or emergency escape. It is also used to signify possible first aid points. You will mostly find the signage in square or rectangular shape or with green pictogram placed on a white backdrop where green covers 50% of the signage.