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What safety signs do I need in my workplace?

10 February 2022
Brendan Clayton

What safety signs do I need in my workplace?

We often get asked 'What safety signs do I require in my workplace?' and it is a challenging question as no two workplaces are the same therefore the hazards aren't either.

However we recommend if you have a WHS consultant that regularly inspects or works on your premises, you ask them to go through all the hazards in your workplace and make sure you have adequate safety signs in place to ensure all risks are addressed suitably, otherwise the team at Industroquip have trained workplace safety consultants that can visit your site and recommend the correct safety signs for your workplace.

Another important aspect of a safety sign inspection is to ensure all your existing safety signs on your site are clean and visible with no obstructions as well as the replacement of any faded or damaged safety signs. 

Your workplace safety consultant or Industroquip workplace safety auditor can also make sure all the safety signs are of an adequate size so they are visible and able to be read from the required distance.

What are the safety signs and what do the different safety signs mean?

Safety Signs are very important in any workplace or facility.

What is a 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 neccessary 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.

Industroquip Safety Sign Ranges & Their Meanings


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 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

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 safety signs to help accelerate your workplace to zero injuries! 

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