Signboards are the most common type of safety sign that you’ll find at work. There are four different types, which are:
- Prohibition signs
- Warning signs
- Safe Conditions signs, and
- Mandatory signs
It’s important for you to recognise them and know what they mean. You may even be able to see some in the room right now.
We’ve created a traffic light system for safety signs which would increase consistency between locations and general understanding of their meaning. The traffic light system for these signs can be simply explained as:
RED – means STOP. You are PROHIBITED.
YELLOW – means Wait. It’s a WARNING.
GREEN – means GO. You have SAFE PASSAGE.
And there is one additional which is BLUE – meaning MUST DO. It’s MANDATORY.