The construction industry uses signs and symbols to convey information. It is important that the signs quickly convey the required information. To assist with this, standard signs are used. Some examples of the types of signs used are shown below.
Some signs have their meaning shown. Others have the meaning hidden.
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|Border||Background||Symbol / Text||Notes|
|Prohibition Signs||Water not suitable for drinking||Click here for answer|
|Mandatory Signs||Face shields must be worn||Click here for answer|
|Restriction signs||Speed limited to 10 kph|
|Hazard Signs||Forklifts in vicinity||Click here for answer|
|Danger Signs||Danger as stated on the sign||Click here for answer|
|Black||White||Black||Standard "DANGER" symbol|
|Emergency Signs||Emergency eye wash||Click here for answer|
|Fire Signs||Fire extinguisher location||Click here for answer|
|Dangerous Goods||Flammable Gas
Class is 2
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All these signs follow an Australian Standard. It is important that standard signs are used. This allows a common understanding of the message being conveyed.
Signs should be:
Signs may be grouped where they have a common purpose and do not confuse thereader.
Four signs placed together 3 metres from the ground, behind a tree, in the dark, warning of speed limit, biological hazards and requiring respirators to be worn.
|Read the scenario above and then indicate by checking true or false beside the statements below:||True||False|
|The signs are placed too high|
|The grouping of these warning signs makes it easier to avoid the hazards|
|Warning signs need to be well lit and clear of impediments|
|These signs provide effective warning of hazards|