Safety igns manufactured by Australian Safety Signs comply with Australian Standard 1319-1994 (AS 1319). Colours used in the manufacture of these signs are compliant with 3.5.1 of AS1319-1994 and conform to the colour specifications at Appendix A and in accordance with AS2700.
Materials We Use
Stickers - Self Adhesive Vinyl:
A durable self adhesive vinyl with removable backing. Apply them to any clean, dry surface. Highly resistant to heat, fading, shrinking and chemicals with an expected indoor lifetime of eight years + and an expected outdoor lifetime of up to seven years depending on climatic conditions.
Reflective Stickers - Reflective Self Adhesive Vinyl:
A durable Class 2 Reflective self adhesive vinyl with removable backing. Apply them to any clean, dry surface. Highly resistant to heat, fading, shrinking and chemicals with an expected indoor lifetime of eight years + and an expected outdoor lifetime of up to seven years depending on climatic conditions.
Signs manufactured from our premium 5mm Corflute plastic are lightweight, low cost and durable. Generally seen used for real estate signs, this material is ideal for outdoors, especially for temporary applications, such as construction and building sites and will last up to 3 years.
Highly recommended for outdoor use. Polypropylene is UV Stable, food safe and resists fading and cracking outdoors for three to five years. Polypropylene is a neutral plastic containing only 2 elements Carbon and Hydrogen. Polypropylene doesn't use any dangerous chemicals in it's production. Polypropylene sheet is manufactured from propylene monomer which is a relatively safe gas. This gas is a waste product of the petroleum industry and used to be burned off contributing to greenhouse gas emissions. This means that the more PP made and used in products helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Polypropylene is an extremely heat tolerant and stable plastic making it a suitable alternative in all climates around the country. Polypropylene is 100% recyclable.
Australian Colorbond Steel. Has an outdoor lifetime of 5-8 years. This material has a powder coated finish and is well suited to the outdoors.
Reflective Aluminium signs are manufactured using premium Class 2 Reflective sheeting and Australian aluminium sheet. These signs can be used for any application where strength and resistance to corrosion are necessary.
Corners & Holes
All Safety Signs manufactured using rigid materials except corflute have radius corners and a 4mm mounting hole in each corner. (Please indicate in the comments box if do not wish to have mounting holes in each corner).
Signs should be large enough to view without straining the eyes when communicating safety messages to employees and/or visitors. Therefore, choosing the size of a sign is more than fitting it to the space you have available.
In order to comply with AS 1319, you must consider the environment, lighting and viewing distance – these factors will determine the size of sign required to suit your application.
The recommended minimum sizes as per AS 1319 are as follows:
For a pictogram/symbol and worded sign in a work, factory or yard environment, where lighting is good and the sign should be mounted in a reasonably prominent position:
- Pictogram size is to be at least 15mm per metre of viewing distance
- Text size:
- Upper case: 5mm per metre of viewing distance
- Lower case: 4mm per metre of viewing distance