What Size Safety Sign do I Need?

With SafetySign.com’s selection of sign sizes ranging from only 1.5” x 0.75” all the way up to 36” x 48”, it can be difficult to select the best size for your specific needs.

When deciding what size is the best for you, there are a few things to consider. First, where is the sign going to be used? Second, how much text and symbols will be on the sign? Lastly, how far in advance should you warn others of a potential hazard?

When thinking about where your sign is going to be used, consider the following: where the sign will be mounted, how close are people going to be to the sign, and how much information will need to be displayed.

Try putting a piece of paper or cardboard that is the same dimensions of your sign up to see if it is big enough. You might think a 14” x 10” sign is the right size, but you won’t really know without posting a sign and seeing if its message is legible.

When in doubt, a bigger sign is usually a good idea, especially for property and security related signs. This is also true when there are visual distractions such as moving objects or other signs that call attention away from your message.

If people won’t see the sign until they are very close to it, like most signs posted to doors or at entryways, smaller signs could be the best fit. These signs can be easily read without people having to back up to see the sign’s entire message.

Site Safety Sign with Multiple Messages

If there are multiple messages that all need to be posted, a large sign is a great alternative to multiple signs with separate messages. Large signs provide enough room to clearly display safety messages and symbols while making sure that all safety concerns are mentioned.
When posting safety signs, it is important to alert people early enough that they can avoid any potential hazard. This means that they can read and understand safety signs and react to the message well before they come into contact with a potentially hazardous situation.

Consider these factors and how they relate to your specific needs. You should be able to decide which sign size is the best for you. As with any safety situation, it is up to the end user to evaluate and determine what the best safety solution is.

There are many factors to consider when determining the correct viewing distance of a sign, including the size of a safety sign. For more information on how to best determine a safe viewing distance.

SafetySign.com does not recommend or specify the use of a specific safety sign because it does not have knowledge of the hazard(s) our customers are identifying. It is the customer’s sole responsibility to identify the hazard(s) that may be present and select one or more signs (stock or custom) that accurately identify their specific hazard(s) and complies with any applicable federal, state or local laws or regulations, any worksite specific rules or regulations and/or any applicable safety standards (including, without limitation, ANSI and/or OSHA standards). SafetySign.com disclaims any and all liability (excluding liability for our Product Warranty contained in our Terms and Conditions) for any sign selected by a customer and shall not be responsible for any personal injury or property damage resulting from the use of signs purchased from it or for the independent interpretation made of any applicable federal, state or local laws or regulations, any worksite specific rules or regulations, and/or any applicable safety standards (including, without limitation, ANSI and/or OSHA standards). Customer shall indemnify and hold SafetySign.com and its corporate parent and its officers, directors and affiliates harmless from and against any and all claims, loss or expense (including attorneys’ fees) arising from or related to the purchase and use by customer or any third party of any sign purchased by customer from SafetySign.com.

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