- a round shape; - a black pictogram on a white background, with red edging and diagonal line (slanting downwards from left to right across the pictogram at a 45-degree angle to the horizontal); the red part must take up at least 35% of the area of the sign.
Section 5-7. Safety signs to be used
1. Prohibition signs are signs that prohibit actions that, directly or indirectly, can cause danger. Prohibition signs must have: Prohibition signs to be used: No smoking Smoking and naked flames prohibited No access for pedestrians Do not extinguish with water Not drinking water No access for unauthorised persons No access for industrial vehicles Do not touch 2. Warning signs are signs that warn of risk and danger. Warning signs must have: - a triangular shape; - a black pictogram on a yellow background with black edging, with the yellow part taking up at least 50% of the area of the sign. Warning signs to be used: Flammable material or high temperature (1) Ionising radiation General danger Powerful magnetic field Low temperature Explosive material Overhead load Laser beam Obstacle Toxic material Industrial vehicle Oxidant material (2) Drop Gas under pressure Corrosive material Danger: electricity Non-ionising radiation Biological hazard (3) Area where an explosive atmosphere may form The warning sign «General danger» must not be used to warn about dangerous chemical substances or mixtures, except in those cases where the warning sign is used in accordance with Section 5-14 to indicate storage sites for hazardous substances or mixtures. 3. Mandatory signs are signs that impose a specific action. Mandatory signs must have: - a round shape; - a white pictogram on a blue background, where the blue takes up at least 50% of the area of the sign. Mandatory signs to be used: Eye protection must be worn Head protection must be worn Hearing protection must be worn Respiratory equipment must be worn Protective footwear must be worn Hand protection must be worn Protective overalls must be worn Face protection must be worn Safety harness must be worn Pedestrians must use this route General mandatory sign (to be accompanied by another sign where necessary) 4. Emergency signs are signs that provide information about emergency exits or first aid equipment. Emergency signs must have: - a rectangular or square shape; - a white pictogram on a green background, where the green part takes up at least 50% of the area of the sign. Emergency signs to be used: Emergency exit/escape route This way First aid Stretcher Safety shower Eyewash Emergency telephone for calling first aid service, ambulance, police, poison control centre and rescue coordination centre Defibrillator/AED 5. Alarm signs are signs that indicate the location of emergency stop devices, manual call points, evacuation signals and seals. Alarm signs must have: - a square shape - a white pictogram on a red background, where the red part takes up at least 50% of the area of the sign. Alarm signs to be used: Emergency stop Manual call point Evacuate Seal 6. Fire protection signs are signs that indicate the location of equipment to be used in case of fire. Fire protection signs must have: - a rectangular or square shape; - a white pictogram on a red background, where the red part takes up at least 50% of the area of the sign. Fire protection signs to be used: Fire hose Ladder Fire extinguisher Emergency telephone for calling the fire service Fire extinguishing equipment This way