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The importance of Safety Signs in your warehouse

22 November 2021
Brendan Clayton

The importance of Safety Signs in your warehouse

Warehousing can be risky, having the correct safety signs helps minimise risk

Warehouses are a very risky working environment, contributing to a large percentage of accidents and injuries in Australia.

The operation of forklifts, trucks, working at heights on ladders and order pickers, surrounded by conveyors and other moving machinery and pallets incorrectly loaded and container unloading just to name a few of the many hazards confronting Australian warehouse and distribution centre workers every day.

Industroquip are one of Australia’s leading manufacturers of Warehouse Safety Signs who have been heavily involved in Australian Manufacturing since 1975.

Warehouse Safety Signs are very important, however having the correct safety sign in your warehouse is equally important.

What is a Warehouse Safety Sign?

A safety sign is one which gives a specific message to those who may be exposed to hazards in the workplace, they may be to prevent accidents, signify health hazards, indicate the location of emergency and safety equipment or to give guidance and instruction in an emergency situation.

The primary importance of displaying safety signs is to prevent injury and ensure visitors and staff alike are well aware of possible hazards and dangers in specific situations or environments. Safety Signs also provide the necessary direction in times of crisis which helps protect employees and property owners from legal difficulties if an accident was to occur.

Many dangers can often go unnoticed in your workplace or facility particularly with visitors and members of the public that may visit your site.

Industroquip Safety & Signage has a huge range of safety signs available to you to help create a safe, well identified workplace or facility. All Industroquip Safety Signs are manufactured here in Australia to meet Australian Standards and also withstand the harsh Australian weather conditions for many years.

It is very important to have a workplace traffic management plan in place for your warehouse and the correct line markings and safety signs required for the implementation of your workplace traffic management plan, Industroquip no longer do plans but recommend Benchmark OHS in Sydney for workplace traffic management plans otherwise we suggest downloading Safety Cultures workplace traffic management plan template which is a very straight forward do it yourself workplace traffic management plan.

Industroquip’s Warehouse Safety Sign Ranges & Their Meanings


Industroquip manufacture customised signage for warehouse racking manufacturers, installers and inspectors to identify the safe working loads of pallet racking and other storage systems in warehouses for example mezzanine floors, hand stackable racking and cantilever racking.


Danger Signs have the word 'DANGER' inside a red oval which is inside a black rectangle. Sign text is in black text on a white background.

Danger Signs in Australia warn of hazards and/or hazardous conditions that are likely to be life threatening.

To view our range of Danger Signs click here


Warning Signs in Australia are yellow background with black text and have a large triangle around the hazard symbol. 

Warning Signs warn of hazardous conditions that are not likely to be life threatening.

View our range of warning signs now click here


Emergency Signs in Australia have a green background with white text. 

Emergency Signs direct employees and visitors to emergency assembly points or first aid equipment for example eyewash units, first aid kits. 

To view our range of Emergency Signs click here


Prohibition signs in Australia are to specify actions and/ or behaviours that are not permitted in your workplace or warehousing facility, Prohibition Signs are easily recognised by their large red circle with a red slash across it. Prohibition Sign text is in black on a white background.

To view our range of prohibition signs click here

Mandatory Safety Signs

These signs describe actions which must take place in specific areas of your warehouse. They are usually blue on a white background. 

For more information on Australian Safety Signs & Their Meanings contact one of Safety Sign Experts on 1300 554 192 or visit SafeWork or Australian Standards websites.

The team at Industroquip Safety & Signage are committed to providing the very best quality compliant warehouse safety signs to help accelerate your workplace to zero injuries! 

As the Australian manufacturer we can completely customise safety signs to your exact on WHS requirements and also add your company branding to improve your corporate brand around your warehouse.

Put Industroquip to the test today for all your Warehouse Safety Signage.

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