Safety Signs & Their Meanings

The instructions in the table below apply to all signs incorporating a safety colour.

Colour

Meaning or purpose

Instructions and information

Red

Prohibition Sign

Danger Alarm

Fire Fighting Equipment

Dangerous behaviour

Stop

Shutdown

Emergency cut out devices

Evacuate

Identification and location

Yellow or Amber

Warning Sign

Be careful

take precautions

Examine

Blue

Mandatory Sign

Specific behaviour or action

Wear personal protective equipment

Green

Emergency Escape

First Aid Sign

No danger

Doors

Exits

Routes

Equipment

Facilities

Return to normal

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