Safety is very important on construction sites, it is what will keep you and your co-workers alive. In this CSCS revision notes we will be looking into Health and Safety signs and what they mean, it is important that you know which each sign means and how to follow them. Health and Safety sign you will need to know for your CSCS test and split into 4 different colour categories, these are:
Green safety signs – Signs that are green are information signs or safe condition signs. These signs point out information such as emergency exits and the location of first aid.
Red safety signs – Sign’s that are Red on white are signs that mean that this is prohibited (Forbids and action), The most common sign for this is the no smoking sign.
White on Red Safety Signs – These signs are for Firefighting equipment, they will Identification and show the location.
Blue safety signs – If you see a Blue safety sign this means specific behaviour or action e.g. wearing personal protective equipment is mandatory.
Yellow safety signs – Yellow warning safety signs there is show you warnings or hazards, these signs indicate to be careful, take precautions or examine. Some common signs are a risk of electrocution signs.
Safety Sign Meanings
|First Aid Kit Location|
|First Aid – Wash your hand’s hygiene symbol sign|
|Emergency exit sign|
|Emergency Eyewash station sign|
Emergency Safety Shower
|Fire assembly point safety sign|
|There is no escape route|
|No Mobile phone allowed|
|Do not use, scaffolding not complete|
|No smoking allowed|
|Fire Extinguishers Point location|
|Fire hose reel location|
|Fire alarm call point location|
|Ear protection must be worn|
|Safety Gloves must me worn|
|Safety goggles or eye protection must be worn|
|Protective clothing must be worn|
|Protective footwear must be worn|
|Hard hat must be worn|
|Hi-visibility clothing must be worn|
|Warning forklift trucks sign|
|Warning Laser hazard|
|Risk of electrocution|
|Danger fragile roof|
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