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Will my signs be durable enough for the extreme Port Hedland conditions?

23 February 2022
Brendan Clayton

Will my signs be durable enough for the extreme Port Hedland conditions?

Port Hedland is the largest global shipping hub for iron ore, with the steel-making commodity making up 99.1 per cent of the port's exports in 2018-19.

Iron ore production is expected to increase from 525 million tonnes in 2019–2020 to its peak at 547.5 million tonnes in 2022–2023.

The weather in Port Hedland is quite extreme with temperatures often hitting the mid to late 40 degrees celsius. 

As you could imagine alot of our clients work on mining and construction projects in Port Hedland and the Pilbara region and others are permanently based there, so there is little wonder why we often get asked whether the safety signs Industroquip manufacture will be durable enough to last in the harsh conditions.

There is certainly some materials we would not recommend in Port Hedland when purchasing safety signs, however all Industroquip Safety Signs are manufactured right here in Australia to withstand and outlast all Australian conditions, whether its wind, rain, sun or hail.

We recommend using either our EcoSign eco-friendly polypropylene material which is made here in Australia from recycled but durable materials or colorbond which is made here in Australia and used as a roofing material right throughout Australia in all environments.

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 ahead in certain situations and/or environments. Without signs, many employees would lack the necessary direction in times of crisis, and employers might find themselves in significant legal difficulties if any accidents were to arise as a result.

Understand the Australian Standard

AS 1319-1994 AUSTRALIAN STANDARD: Safety Signs For The Occupational Environment

This standard sets out the requirements for the design and use of safety signs intended for use in the occupational environment. These signs are designed to regulate and control safety related behaviour, to warn of hazards and to provide emergency information including fire protection information.

Prohibition signs.

Prohibition Safety Signs are used for specifying behaviour or actions which are not permitted, for example No Smoking in this area.

They have a red circle with a slash through it over the action symbol in black. if necessary it is also written in black text below the symbol on a white background.

Mandatory signs.

Mandatory Safety Signs are used for communicating important information and instructions that must be carried out, for example Hard Hat Must Be Worn.

Mandatory sign symbols are depicted in white on a blue circle. Extra text if necessary, is in black lettering on a white background below the blue mandatory symbol.

Warning signs.

Warning Signs are for marking out a hazardous situation that, if not avoided could result in serious injury.

The hazard symbol is a black symbol in a triangular shape on a yellow background. Sign wording if required is in black lettering on a yellow background below the hazard symbol.

Danger signs.

Danger Signs are for marking an imminently dangerous situation that will if not avoided result in death or serious injury. 

The Danger Symbol is in a red oval shape with white text against a black retanglular box with a white background. Text  is black on a white background below the Danger Symbol.

Emergency information signs.

Emergency Information Signs are used for indicating the location or directions to emergency related facilities like first aid rooms, emergency exits etc.

Emergency Safety Signs feature a white symbol and text on a green background.

Fire signs

Fire signs in Australia are used for advising the location of fire extinguishers, alarms and other fire fighting equipment, they have a red background with a white symbol and text.

For all your safety sign needs in Port Hedland or anywhere else in Australia please contact the team at Industroquip now on 1300554192 or 



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