The Importance of Site Safety Signage on Construction Sites
Corflute Site Safety Signage is a requirement on all Australian construction sites. They are crucial as they can prevent injuries and ensure that all staff and visitors are aware of any dangerous hazards on site. Without corflute site safety signage employees could be left unaware of risks and employers might find themselves in significant legal and workplace safety trouble.
At TTFS we have a range of custom printed corflute site safety signage, taking one step further and branding your signage, therefore, increasing brand awareness whilst meeting OH&S standards.
Corflute signs are cost-effective, lightweight, weather resistant and durable. They are the most commonly used signage product on temporary fence runs and short-term signage like real estate signs and for events and festivals. It is significantly cheaper than other signage products such as PVC, Metal and Vinyl.
Our Custom Corflute site safety signs come in two standard sizes; 1200mm x 900mm and 900mm x 600mm. We can also make custom shapes and sizes up to 2.7m x 1.2m and can join panels together to make larger scale signage.
Your Corflute signs can also be finished with stainless steel eyelets and holes punched to easily attach them to your temporary fence. Our website can help you choose the right material, assist you with print requirements and provide graphic design support. You can also use our website to preview and submit your design.
These are a few of the different site safety signs you should have on your site:
These signs are specific to an action that must take place in certain areas of your site. These could have actions such as headgear must be worn or high visibility vests must be worn.
These signs are specific to actions that are not permitted on your site. These could be actions such as smoking on site.
These signs are specific to warn of hazards or potential hazards that are not life-threatening. These could be hazards such as uneven surfaces or the risk of an electric shock.
These signs are specific to help workers and visitors identify the location of fire extinguishers.
Emergency Information Signs:
These signs are specific to the location of specific emergency facilities. These could be facilities such as emergency exits, first aid kits and so on.
These signs are specific to warn of hazards or potential hazards that are likely to be life-threatening.
This is not to say that site safety signs should be solely relied on; there is no substitute for well-trained staff. Instead, the signs have a purpose to serve as a reminder and be of use to those who aren’t familiar with your construction site or process. For this reason, it is necessary that safety signs are easy to understand. Simple graphics or words work far better than complex instruction in allowing a person to make an immediate decision. Many are typically recognisable, such as the red circular prohibition sign, but others might need to be more specific depending on the situation.
Having the proper signage in your place of work can help prevent accidents, and Australia has legislation in place that means signs are legally required. Compliance is, therefore, both beneficial and essential.