Safety signs play an essential role in many situations. Whether restricting access to a particular area, alerting employees to potential hazards, or providing road safety information, safety signage must meet specific standards in South Africa.
East Side Signs manufactures a wide range of safety signage designed to meet South African Standards
- Regulatory – containing instructions. These are divided into smaller categories:
- Prohibition – indicate an action or activity is not permitted – ‘can’t do’;
- Mandatory – giving an instruction that ‘must’ be carried out;
- Limitation or Restriction – sets a defined limit on an activity or use of a facility – commonly used for road safety signage such as speed limits.
Failing to comply with standards constitutes either an offence at law, or a breach of procedures or other directions – dependant on the kind of controls imposed at the work site or workplace.