21 Important safety signs & symbols and their meanings

Important safety signs & symbols and their meanings

Safety Symbols are labels portraying graphics set forth by the International Standards Organization (ISO) which are recognized internationally. This helps ensure the dangers present are understood by an increasingly multi-lingual workforce. The shapes and colours of the safety symbols distinguish the hazard type or hazard instruction.

These Safety symbols are divides into four (4) categories:

  1. Prohibition Symbols:

The prohibition symbols gives information about a dangerous behaviour, Stop, Shutdown, Emergency cut-out devices or evacuate. Round shaped with a black pictogram on white background or red edging with a red diagonal line.

 

2. Warning Symbols

Warning sign has a yellow background. It tell you to be careful, to take precautions, and also warns about nearby hazards. The sign do has a triangular shape, black pictogram on yellow background and black edging.

 

3. Mandatory sign

Mandatory sign tells you about a specific behavior or action. It’s always round in shape with white pictogram on blue background.

 

4. Emergency sign

Emergency sign always have a green background pasted on doors, exits, escape routes, equipment and facilities, etc. It is rectangular or square shape with white pictogram on green background.

 

 

We have successfully group the safety symbols into their various categories, now I will enumerate some important safety symbols you should know in order to stay protected from hazards.

 

IMPORTANT SAFETY SYMBOLS LISTED BELOW

 

Serious Health Hazard

 

 

 

 

Oxidizing Agent

 

 

 

 

Gas Under Pressure

 

 

 

 

Flammable

 

 

 

 

Explosive

 

 

 

 

Tripping Hazard

 

 

Toxic Material

 

 

 

Pinch Point

 

 

No Forklift Truck

 

 

 

No Admittance

 

 

Nose Mask required

 

 

Low Temperature

 

 

 

Heated/Hot Surface

 

 

Face Shield and Eye Protection Required

 

 

Eye and Eye Protection Required

 

 

 

Danger

 

 

High Voltage

 

 

 

 

Foot Protection Needed

 

 

 

 

Emergency Exit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emergency Stair Way

 

 

Emergency Assembly Point

 

 

 

 

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