Whether it is warning of a wet floor or identifying potential hazards in the work area, signs and labeling are a crucial part of any safety program. Warning labels and signs are there to inform and protect workers from potentially dangerous hazards. Safety signs can also communicate important instructions for daily work life and emergencies. Signs can also be used as visual cues to alert workers quickly and effectively.
Different Types of Signs
There are different types of safety signs which include prohibition, warning, mandatory, and safe condition signs.
Prohibition signs convey the “Do Not” type of commands. Examples of these are the do not enter, do not extinguish with water, or do not smoke in this area. These signs are used to reinforce activities that are prohibited in a specific area.
Warning signs are used to inform people of potential dangers. Examples of these are warning not a fire exit, or warning look out for forklifts. These signs are required in some areas by certain regulations. You must check your local codes to make sure you comply.
Mandatory signs are used to indicate actions that need to be taken to comply with regulations. Examples include eye protection must be worn, or the fire door keeps shut. Some of these signs use pictograms to convey their messages.
Safe condition signs are used to indicate escape routes or emergency instructions. Examples include emergency exit signs or emergency shower signs. These types of signs should mark the safety procedure it relates to.
Selecting the type of sign is important, but selecting the material of the sign is just as important. Signs come in many different types of material and many different sizes. From metal signs to plastic glow-in-the-dark signs, DENIOS can provide you with a custom solution that will meet all your signage needs.