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Safety sign Warning signs General sign Safety signs

SAFETY SIGNS

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Safety color and safety mark

Table 1 : Color for safety and intersect color

Color for safety
Meaning
Application examples
Intersect color
Safety Signs : Safety Sign
Stop
  • Stop sign
  • Emergency stop equipment sign
  • Prohibition sign
White
Safety Signs : Mandatory Sign
Enforce to

follow

 

  • Enforce to wear personal protection equipments
  • Mandatory sign
White

Safety Signs : Safe Condition Sign

Indicate
safety

status

 

  • Fire exit
  • Emergency exit
  • Emergency washing shower
  • First aid unit
  • Rescue unit
  • General information mark showing the composition status
White

Safety Signs : Warnings Sign

Aware of

danger

 

  • Indicate of danger (such as fire, explosive material, radioactive material, hazardous material, etc.)
  • Indicate of danger zone, dangerous passageway, obstruction, warning sign
Black

Remark:

  1. Red color is used for the equipment concerning the fire protection, fire extinguish equipment and locations as well.
  2. Sparking red color can be used instead of yellow, however, it cannot be applied as yellow used with safety mark as shown in Table 2. This sparking red color can be seen outstanding especially in dark circumstance.
 
Safety sign : Safety color

Example for the using of safety color and intersect color

Remark: Area of yellow shall be at least 50% of the total area of mark.

 

Formats of safety mark

  1. Format of safety mark and color shall be classified into 4 categories according to the purpose of mark’s indication as shown in Table 2.
  2. Figure’s symbol shall be shown at center of the mark without over-writing the cross band of “Prohibition sign”
  3. In case there is no any suitable figure’s symbol to express the required mark, any general mark for the safety mark of each type can be used in conjunction with the supplementary marks.

Table 2 : Formats of safety mark

Category
Format
Color
Remark
Prohibition Sign Safety Sign : Prohibition Sign Background color : White

Color of strip along circel border

and cross strip : Red

Color of figure’s symbol : Black

 

Area of red color must be at least 35% of the total area of mark.
Mandatory sign
Safety Sign : Mandatory Sign
Background color : Blue

Color of figure’s symbol : White

 

Area of blue color must be at least 50% of the total area of mark.

 

General information mark concerning safety status
Safety Sign : Safe Condition Sign
Background color : Green

Color of figure’s symbol : White

Area of green color must be at least 50% of the total area of mark.

Rectangular shape can be used as well.

 

Warning sign
Safety Sign : Warning Sign
Background color : Yellow

Color of strip along border :BlackColor of figure’s symbol : Black

 

Area of yellow color must be at least 50% of the total area of mark.

Supplementary marks

  1. Format of supplementary marks, rectangular or square shape.
  2. Background color must be similar to safety color, and the text color must be intersect color as indicated in Table 1, or white shall be used as background color while black shall be used as text color.
  3. The characters used in the text, spacing between the characters, shall not be different more than 10% /format of the characters must be plain type without shadow or style /width of characters must not be less than 70% of its height.
  4. Show the supplementary mark under the safety mark.

Remark : Table 1, 2 are referred from the Thai Industrial Standard, TIS. 635 Vol. 1 to 2-2529, Safety colors and safety marks, Thai Industrial Standards Institute, Ministry of Industry.

Size of safety marks

Table 3 : Size of the safety marks and the characters used in supplementary marks

Safety Signs : Prohibition Sign

Safety Signs : Mandatory Sign

Safety Signs : Safe Condition Sign
 Safety Signs : Warning Sign
Custom height of

the mark plate

(a)

Diameter or height of

the mark (b)

Height of characters in

supplementary marks

75
60
5.0
100
80
6.6
150
120
10.0
225
180
15.0
300
240
20.0
600
480
40.0
750
600
50.0
900
720
60.0
1200
960
80.0
Flammability

Flash Point

 

4-lower than 22° C

3-lower than 38° C

2-lower than 93° C

1-higher than 93° C

0-Incombustible

Health

4-Deadly dangerous

3-Extreme dangerous

2-Dangerous

1-Sligth dangerous

0-Safety

Safety Signs : Toxic Sign
Reactivity

4-Explosive

3-Heat and impact can cause explosion

2-Strong chemical reaction

1-Unstable if contact with heat

0-Stable

Special information

OXY-Oxidize

ACID-Acid

COR-Corrosive

ALK-Alkaline

NoWater-Do not mix with water

 

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