Révolutionner l’efficacité au travail : Le pouvoir de la communication visuelle
juillet 19, 2022

A useful safety sign is seen, read and understood when it is needed most. It causes people to act in a manner that will keep them safe. Good design strategically uses text, images, and color to ensure that safety signs can be easily identified, read, and understood.

Be Seen and Read

For a safety sign to be useful, it must first be seen. A well-designed but poorly placed sign will not do its job. At the same time, signs should use text, images, and colors to improve hazard recognition, comprehension, and compliance. Then, a safety sign must be read, and the first parameter is the text size. For instance, the text size should be around 6” for a viewing distance of 200’.

Text

A sign should define the warning and potential consequence of not heeding the warning. In general, signs should be direct and clear, have the most important information towards the top, and use an easy-to-read font.

Images and Pictograms

Safety sign images provide an effective method for communicating complex information and reducing confusion. Another advantage of images is that they can help safety messages reach diverse audiences, specifically in a bilingual environment for instance.

Color

Danger is red, Warning is orange, and Caution is yellow.

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A useful safety sign is seen, read, and understood when it is needed most. It causes people to act in a manner that will keep them safe. Good design strategically uses text, images, and color to ensure that safety signs can be easily identified, read, and understood.