According to Safety Plus Products , choosing the right safety sign for a business can be confusing. Safety signs include a danger sign, warning sign, prohibition sign and a mandatory sign.
Mandatory safety signs have a blue picture of protective clothing, namely, earmuffs and goggles, and text such as ‘Earmuffs must be worn in this area’. Mandatory safety sign depicts what must be done in that area. The message a mandatory safety sign depicts is ‘What must be done?’
Prohibition safety signs have a red circle with a stripe through. These safety signs have a picture of the activity which should not be done, namely, ‘No Smoking’ and ‘No Entry’, and text such as ‘No Entry, Authorised Persons only’. The message a prohibition safety sign depicts is ‘What not to do?’
Warning safety signs have black text with yellow background. These safety signs have a picture of the warning, namely, Forklifts and text such as ‘Watch out for forklifts’. The message a warning safety sign depicts is ‘Hazards that could injure’
Danger safety signs have a red/black/white heading with the word ‘Danger’. These safety signs have text such as ‘Open Pit’. The message a danger safety sign depicts is ‘Hazards that could kill.’