Understanding Construction Site Safety Signs

  • Date19 February 2024
  • Reading time 3 mins read

Site Safety Signs provide the lasting impact you need when complying with Australian health and safety regulations. We’ve put together this blog to shed light on the importance of workplace safety signs, and how they’re an absolute must on Australian construction sites. They’re more than just a bunch of eye-catching designs; these signs can be a literal lifesaver.

Why You Need Safety Signs 

Safety signs are not optional accessories on construction sites in Australia. They’re a legal requirement. Think of them as the essential tools to ensure your business complies with health and safety regulations.

Know Your Safety Sign Types

Mandatory Construction Signs

These signs are specific to what action must take place at each area of your construction site. They’re like a bossy but well-meaning foreman, ensuring everyone wears the right gear and takes necessary precautions. Hazard safety signs usually have a white background and black text with a blue circle that depicts the mandatory action.

Emergency Construction Signs

Emergency construction signs help site workers find emergency-related equipment and facilities. These could include emergency exits, first aid kits and more. These types of signs usually have white text on a green background. 

Prohibition Signs

These signs prohibit certain actions. These actions could include no smoking, the use of mobile phones, signposting high voltage areas and so on. This type of signage usually have black text on a white background with a red circle and a bold line through an image of the forbidden act.

Warning Construction Signs

Warning signs, also known as hazard signs, are designed to give information about potential dangers. Slippery when wet? You’ll find these signs sporting a black triangle and text on a yellow background. Yellow is the colour of caution.

Fire Construction Signs

Fire safety signs are important to help workers locate fire alarms, extinguishers, and other fire safety gear in case of a fire. They’re easily identifiable by their white text on a red background.

Danger Construction Signs

Danger, danger! These signs scream, “Watch out for life-threatening hazards!” With black text, a red oval on top, and “DANGER” written in white, they’re hard to miss.

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Mesh Direct – For Your Construction Site Safety Signs Needs

At Mesh Direct, we know a thing or two when it comes to construction site safety signs. We provide modern construction sites with a wide variety of signs to keep employees, contractors, and visitors safe whilst on site. 

Our Safety Signs

As each site is unique, so too is the signage they need. Our team can print a range of different sizes, styles and colours as needed to keep your site within the relevant standards.

Fully Customisable

All of our signage is fully customisable including both the artwork and the size and dimensions of the signs themselves. Plus, our team of in-house designers have you covered if you’re stuck for the right artwork. 

100% Carbon Neutral Signage

We are committed to a more sustainable future. This is why we are proud to be Australia’s first 100% carbon neutral signage company. We’ve partnered with Carbon Neutral to offset every single signage purchase at no extra cost to you.

So there you have it! Workplace safety signs aren’t just a necessity; they’re the unsung heroes of your construction site. Mesh Direct is here to provide you with the best in the business, keeping your site safe and looking top-notch too.

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