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Australian Fire Door Signage Regulations

The importance in understanding and complying with the Signage Regulations within
Australia is paramount no matter what industry you are in.
Firstly, in order to comply with the signage regulations within Australia you need to ensure
you have a fire door that meets the individual requirements related to the establishment it is
located.
Once you’ve got that ticked off, you can then check to make sure you’ve met the legislative
requirements for your Fire Door Signage. A very important set of standards that will help
keep you and your peers safe.

Here’s a checklist to help you out:

  1. Check your states legislative requirements for Fire Door Signage – as they differ
    depending on your location.
  2. Ensure your signage is the right size!
  3. Place signage at eye level on door!
  4. Display your safety sign on both sides of the fire door!
  5. Ensure your safety sign is permanently attached! (If you can remove it, you’re not meeting the legislative requirements.)
  6. Check that your signage complies with the National Construction Code and Building Code of Australia’s fire door regulation as well as AS 2444-1995 – Portable fire extinguishers and fire blankets AS 1319-1994 Safety signs for the occupational environment

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6 Categories Of Safety Signs

Did you know that in Australia under AS1319 all safety signs are sorted into 6 important categories? All signs are carefully designed to alert people on a universal level, with recognisable symbols, bold colours and clear lettering.

🚫 Prohibition Signs – noticed by its infamous red circle with a line through. These signs are used to help send immediate caution to people, letting them know they CAN’T DO something.

🔵 Mandatory Signs – recognised by a white symbol/picture within a blue circle on a white background. Mandatory signs are exactly that! These signs must be displayed as a reminder, letting those in the area know they MUST DO something.

💀 Danger Signs – warning people about potentially life-threatening hazards or hazardous conditions is a serious matter! You need to use a Danger Sign in order to let everyone know that these hazards can KILL YOU.

⚠️ Warning Signs – universally recognised by its yellow background and black triangle, warning signs are used when something within the area may HURT YOU.

Emergency Information Signs – these signs are something that need to be used for when/if something goes wrong! Allowing people to find the location of, or directions to, emergency related facilities. SAFETY FIRST!

🔥 Fire Signs – incase of a fire emergency, these bright red signs are bold in colour and easy to see, making them perfect for locating nearby FIRE EQUIPMENT.

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Save Lives With Our Safety Signs

Here at Discount Safety Signs you don’t have to spend an arm and a leg to protect your staff, visitors and members of the public against the possible unseen dangers that usually lurk throughout a worksite.

Make an impact with our range of top quality Safety Signs and keep everyone alert and aware. Filled with bold lettering, bright colours and clear and concise messaging, our signs DO NOT go unnoticed.

Promoting safe working conditions is something that is paramount to us as a business here at Discount Safety Signs, therefore all of our signs are easy to utilise and are 100% workplace ready.

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WHS STATS EVERY EMPLOYER SHOULD KNOW…

WHS STATS EVERY EMPLOYER SHOULD KNOW…

Did you know that the time lost per claim from workplace health and safety accidents has increased by 33% in the last 15 years?

And, that the amount of compensation payable per claim has increased by 30% from $5,200 to $6,800?

This is why it has never been more important to ensure your business has the correct safety measures in place to protect your employees and the bottom line.

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Label chemicals correctly this festive season, urges Safe Work Australia

Source: Label chemicals correctly this festive season, urges Safe Work Australia

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Manufacturers and importers in most jurisdictions are required to label their hazardous chemicals in accordance with the international system used to classify and communicate chemical hazards.

Safe Work Australia CEO Michelle Baxter said a five-year transitional period gave chemical manufacturers and importers time to reclassify chemicals and implement necessary changes to labels and safety data sheets.

“To ease the burden on suppliers to re-label existing chemical stock, chemicals manufactured or imported before 1 January 2017 can continue to be supplied without needing to meet the new labelling requirements,” said Ms. Baxter.

She reminded chemical suppliers, manufacturers and employers with employees handling hazardous chemicals to contact their work health and safety regulator for more information on how GHS affects their work.

“WHS Regulators can provide on-the-ground advice, guidance, and information regarding, classifying, labelling and handling chemicals to ensure your workplace remains safe.”