Construction signs are everywhere, and while they are designed to be as simple and easy to understand as possible, some of the rarer signs may leave first-time viewers baffled. This article takes a look at the meaning behind some of these signs.
Types of signs
Information on signs Signs exist for a number of reasons, sometimes as safety measures in case of emergency, sometimes to offer guides and instructions, and sometimes, to inform us that certain rules are not allowed in the vicinity. Signs are divided into categories, to make them easier to understand. Some of these categories include scaffolding signs, personal protection signs, non-reflective site management signs, and vehicle marking signs. Colour in signs Colour in signs is as if not more crucial than the image on the sign itself. Colour is one of the first things that the brain will process, immediately allowing us to understand the message that we are supposed to follow. Red is a colour, that immediately connotes danger and this is true for signs. Yellow implies caution, warning that there is a nearby hazard or slight danger. Green is related to safety information, while blue is for general information. Shape of signs Shape is as important as colour, and another thing that we immediately identify as soon as eye contact is made. Circular signs are considered regulatory, connoting that an order is in force. Either, there is a prohibition in place or an action is required. Triangular signs are warnings, indicating caution or that danger is near. Square shapes are used for information signs, either emergency or general. Common signs that we all know You can think about all the signs you see during the day, and how they fit into the details outlined above. Common signs, which are very well-known are fire exit signs, no smoking signs, road signs and disabled signs. Signs can even come in braille, for the visually impaired.
Construction signs follow the same rules of shape and colour, as outlined above. Some common construction signs include safety information, such as the requirement of hard hats, protective footwear or high-viability jackets, no entry, and CCTV operated areas. Purchasing signs If you would like to buy a particular sign, there are plenty of places online to order the ones you want, although they can be quite expensive, depending on the one you are after. Prices begin at about £25, but can rise well into the hundreds for certain signs.