When you're making your own bespoke safety sign, be sure to use the correct colouring and pictogram that is suitable for the message you are trying to convey.
PROHIBITION SIGNSThese are signs that are prohibiting people for carrying out a certain action. For example a sign that instructs 'Do not distract the machine operator' would be on a red backround (if no pictogram is used) or a prohibition circle with the text underneath as in these examples:
CAUTIONARY SIGNSThese are signs that warn people of a potential hazard. This could be an uneven surface, slippery floor or any other hazard that would put employees or the public in danger. The colour for these signs is yellow. Here are a couple of examples:
MANDATORY SIGNSThese are signs that inform people that an action MUST be performed. The colour for these signs in blue. Here are a couple of examples:
COLOURS FOR BESPOKE ROAD SIGNSThe colours for road signs are slightly different. Whereas red is the colour for prohibition on a safety sign, for a road sign, red is generally used as a colour for warnings and instructions such as:
Yellow is generally used for signs giving directions such as:
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