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How to determine what safety signs your workplace needs

Safety signs are an important part of your safe systems of work. They assist in keeping your workers and visitors in your workplace safe by:

communicating important instructions;
warning people of hazards;
reminding people of important safety messages; and
providing instructions for emergency situations.

There a many different types of safety signs that you should have in your workplace depending on the type of workplace you have.

By Joanna Weekes

Safety signs are an important part of your safe systems of work. They assist in keeping your workers and visitors in your workplace safe by:

There a many different types of safety signs that you should have in your workplace depending on the type of workplace you have.

Checklist: What safety signs does your workplace need?

Use the following checklist to determine whether you need these types of signs:

Most workplaces will need to install more than one type of safety sign so make sure that you cover all your bases.

If you are a subscriber to the OH&S Handbook, please refer to the recently updated chapter S2 Signage, to find out what these different types of signs will usually look like and when you should be using them.

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