Safety Standards Guide

WHY DO YOU NEED SAFETY SIGNS?

Safety Signs are crucial in any work environment. The primary importance of displaying Safety Signs is to prevent injury and ensure staff and visitors are well aware of the possible dangers and hazards in specific environments.

At Courtney Signs our range of Safety Signs are designed to meet Australian Standard 1319 which outlines specific parameters for safety signs in an occupational environment.

Regulatory signs 

Signs containing instructions with which failure to comply constitutes either an offence at law, or a breach of standing orders, safety procedures or other directions, depending on which kind of control has been imposed at the work site or workplace. They are subdivided as follows:

  • Prohibition signs - Signs that indicate that an action or activity is not permitted.
  • Mandatory signs - Signs that indicate that an instruction must be carried out.

Hazard signs 

Signs advising of hazards. They are subdivided as follows:

  • Danger signs - Signs warning of a particular hazard or hazardous condition that is likely to be life-threatening.
  • Warning signs - Signs warning of a hazard or hazardous condition that is not likely to be life-threatening.

Emergency information signs 

Signs indicating the location of, or directions to, emergency related facilities such as exits, safety equipment or first aid facilities.

Fire signs 

Signs advising the location of fire alarms and fire-fighting facilities.