A safety sign is a public display used for warning or giving instructions to the public. It is usually made of a metal plate painted with bright colors the better to attract attention. It is usually placed in public areas such as airports, bus stations, malls, roads, bathroom doors, and construction sites.
Types of Safety Signs
Kinds of Safety Signs include the following:
Picture safety sign
A picture safety sign displays an image signifying a warning or notice.
X mark, male figure, female figure, winding road, telephone, and wheelchair are some of the most popular images used in a safety sign.
Text safety sign
A text safety sign uses a word, phrase, or sentence to give a warning or instruction.
“Warning,” “Stop,” “Caution,” and “Danger” are some of the most popular text safety signs.
Signboard safety sign
A signboard safety sign uses a phrase or a sentence to convey directions or instructions.
It is usually larger than a text safety sign.
It is usually custom-made for public places such as bus stations, airports, and malls.
Illuminated safety sign
An illuminated safety sign is made with a light fixture behind the text.
It is used in poorly-lit areas such as movie theaters, conference rooms, and auditoriums.
Choosing Safety Signs (Buying tips)
Size: Choose a safety sign large enough to be seen by incoming people a few meters away.
Color: Choose a safety sign with bright colors such as red, yellow, orange, black, and white to attract immediate attention.