CONFINED SPACE SAFETY SIGNS
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To Learn about the Materials used in the making of this sign, refer to the Tab called "Material Descriptions..."
- This sign is available in the following material options:
• Adhesive Backed Vinyl Film (label)
• .055 Polyethylene (Semi-Rigid Plastic)
• .040 Aluminum (Rigid Sign)
- Signs are digital or screen printed with UV inks.
- Adhesive backed vinyl film labels are supplied with round corners only.
- Aluminum and Plastic signs are supplied with rounded corners and 4 mounting holes.
- Hole configuration for this safety sign is illustrated below.
- Signs have been designed for the following applications: fence, wall or any flat surface mounting.
- These signs are not recommended for post mounting applications.
- Refer to Parking and Traffic if post mounting signs are needed.
- Post mounting signs require 2 center holes (top & bottom) not 4 corner holes.
- Signs do not have any over lamination.
- Image / Text on signs is printed directly onto the sign material.
Requirements When Posting Confined Space Signs:
- Signs are required at each entry into confined spaces, such as, deep pits or underground storage..
- Signs can be made of metal or a durable synthetic material.
- Signs must be placed on or near the confined space entrance and be clearly visible.
- Signs should not be smaller than 3.5 x 5".
- The size of the sign will depend upon the individual situation.
Safety Sign Configuration
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Safety Sign Fonts:
- Our standard fonts are:
• Arial Bold
• Arial Narrow
• Arial Black
For our custom sarking signs, we allow our customers to select from a range of custom fonts.
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Arial Font Family →
Environmental & Facility Safety Signs:
These signs are usually larger because they are observed at further distances. These signs usually contain lesser amounts of information for visual clarity at a distance. Signs should be placed in clearly visible locations and should be protected from damage and obliteration.
Safety Sign Objectives:
- To alert persons of an existing or potential hazard.
- To identify hazards.
- To describe the nature of the hazard.
- To explain the potential consequences of exposure to the hazard.
- To instruct persons how to avoid the hazards.
Safety Sign Recommended Viewing Distances
- ANSI Z535-2007 standard uses a ratio of 25 ft of viewing distance per inch of text for Favorable Reading Conditions, and a ratio of 12 ft of viewing distance per inch of text for Unfavorable Reading Conditions.
- Determining the safe viewing distance of a sign depends upon many factors: lighting, background, type font and visual acuity. Other factors to consider in determining sign size include: the complexity of the message, the reaction time necessary and the angle the sign will be seen from. In many situations it is better to use multiple smaller signs that are strategically positioned than one large sign.
- Many times letter size may need to be larger than the values shown on the graphic for a variety of reasons:
- To make the sign more noticeable from other information displayed in the area.
- To enable legibility under low light, or other poor viewing conditions.
- To alert persons sooner than the minimum safe viewing distance.
- To convey special importance for portions of the message.
- To improve legibility for persons who have vision problems with small text.
- Links to Industries and Government Institutions Governing Signs: