From mine sites to construction sites, and manufacturing facilities to warehouses, safety signs are critical. Safety signs help make workers and visitors aware of possible dangers, critical instructions or important information. That’s why it’s so important to make sure your signs are highly visible, durable, and will withstand the test of time and environment.
In Australia, safety signage must meet the AS 1319:1994 standard. So, it’s important to source your safety signs from experts who can make sure you are getting the right outcome.
Below we have included a guide to the types of safety signs you may need in your work zone:
Regulatory Safety Signs – failure to comply with regulatory signs constitutes either an offence or breach
These 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.
These signs that specify behaviour or actions which are not permitted. The annulus and slash is depicted in red over the action symbol in black. Sign wording, if necessary, is in black lettering on a white background.
These signs place a numerical or other defined limit on an activity or use of a facility.
Hazard Safety Signs – advise of hazard present
These signs warn of a hazard or hazardous condition that is likely to be life threatening. They incorporate a symbolic shape (the word DANGER in white lettering on a red oval shape) and black text.
These signs warn of a hazard or hazardous condition that is not likely to be life threatening. They incorporate a symbolic shape (black image enclosed in a black triangle) and black text.
Emergency Information Safety Signs – advise of emergency facilities
These signs indicate the location of, or directions to, emergency related facilities. They may incorporate a symbolic shape (white image against a green background) and white text.
Fire Safety Signs – advise of fire-fighting facilities
These signs advise the location of fire alarms and fire fighting equipment. They may incorporate a symbolic shape (white image against a red background) and white text.
Signs should be large enough to view without straining the eyes when communicating safety messages to employees and/or visitors. Therefore, choosing the size of a sign is more than fitting it to the space you have available.
To comply with AS 1319, you need to think about the environment, lighting and viewing distance. These factors will determine the size of sign required to suit your application. The recommended minimum sizes as per AS 1319 are indicated in the size guide image.
Selecting your Safety Signs Provider
Sista Girl Sign & Print provide a complete safety signage and stickers solution for all your mine site and work zone requirements.
In our digital studio and signshop we have the latest in digital printing and signmaking technology, so we can effectively supply both high volume jobs or one-off custom jobs. Our safety sign range is made from colorbond metal, poly plastic or self-adhesive vinyl. We can also provide signs on other substrates like aluminium or coreflute.
We are specialist in solutions for mining. So we understand the harsh conditions the signs are exposed to in these environments. We provide class 100 (formally class 2) high visibility vinyl options for all of our signs, and as standard all signs are supplied with UV laminate or UV cured ink (direct print) for added durability when used outside.
If what you are looking for is not in our range – please speak to our experts who can assist with custom signs. We are here to help keep your visitors and team members, well informed, and safe!
View our range of safety signs in our dedicated safety signs catalogue. Download the catalogue below.