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SIGNALING AT WORK

It is understood by safety signs, all those signs that, when referring to an activity, situation or specific object, are providing a statement relating to the security or to the health in the work place. Therefore, the correct safety signs in the workplace must  follow the regulations in force (decree 911/96 chap. 6).It is essential to ensure the safety of workers and the smooth functioning of their tasks. For this reason it is important to train the workers and ensure that they follow the guidelines properly. Generally if the signs are placed at the entrance of the work area, they must be followed from the moment in which you access to the facilities. However, if you are directly on a machine, you will be directed by the signal  of that particular machine.

There are four types of signage from basic safety; these are prohibition signs, safety signs mandatory for the safety of workers, the warning signs in the facilities and the signs of distress. There are also light signals to highlight areas of high voltage. And there are also acoustic signals as the horn of the rear of a truck or machine.

Prohibition signs:

These prohibit actions that may put at risk the health or safety of the workers, as for example smoke or light fires near a volatile substance or flammable. They are characterized by the colors red and white. It is essential to place them to avoid behavior that may endanger the employees.

 

Signals of Obligation to the safety of the workers:

These indicate the mandatory and necessary protections that should carry the workers to prevent accidents in the facilities and to carry out their tasks. This type of safety signs are circular in shape, with the blue background and white symbols. If the workers are in contact with toxic substances, it is necessary to follow the guidelines and carry at all times the safety equipment required. It is important to place them in some visible way, at the entrance of the premises, or on the machine or material with which to work.

 Warning signs in the facilities:

This type of signaling of security has as its goal to warn the staff of potential risks that may take place in the workplace, or the use according to the machinery or tools. These signs are yellow and triangular shaped and necessary in work zones, facilities with slopes or in habitat with materials that produce a high voltage.

Signs of Relief needed in the workplace:

These signals are indispensable to provide information about emergency teams, evacuation routes, safety and rescue. In this case, they are green and rectangular. If the facilities of a company are large and with several levels, it will be important to note the emergency exits so that they are easily identifiable. In addition, if the employees are working with toxic or abrasive material daily, it is important to signal where they can find showers or other aids to be cleaned in the event of an accident.

 Light Signals:

They are necessary in areas with poor lighting or during work carried out at night. Help to identify elements that pose a risk of a clear and straightforward way. They are interesting to make reading easier in warehouses and basements, especially if they dangerous goods are stored. It is also essential to have signs of fire-fighting equipment, to easily find this equipment, like fire extinguishers and hoses in case of fire, to facilitate the work of the fire services, and so that the workers can act if this were the case.

 

Acoustic Signals:

These signs are necessary to warn of danger in cases in which the workers of an area may not be able to capture the visual signaling. If the premises of a factory are very large, it will be better to install audible signals to warn all employees in case of accident.

These different types of signals, can warn, alert, and help, in cases of emergency. They also used to prevent accidents and poisoning by not using the appropriate personal protection.

It is understood by safety signs, all those signs that, when referring to an activity, situation or specific object, are providing a statement relating to the security or to the health in the work place. Therefore, the correct safety signs in the workplace must and follow the regulations in force (decree 911/96 cap 6).It is essential to ensure the safety of workers and the smooth functioning of their tasks. For this reason it is important to train the workers and ensure that they follow the guidelines properly. Generally if the signs are placed at the entrance of the work area, they must be followed from the moment in which you access to the facilities. However, if you are directly on a machine, must be met as dictated by the signal for the use of that particular machine.

There are four types of signage from basic safety; these are prohibition signs, safety signs mandatory for the safety of workers, the warning signs in the facilities and the signs of distress. There are also light signals to highlight areas of high voltage. And there are also acoustic signals as the horn of the rear of a truck or machine.

Prohibition signs:

These prohibit actions that may put at risk the health or safety of the workers and the own, as for example smoke or light fires near a volatile substance or flammable. They are characterized by the colors red and white. It is essential to place them to avoid behavior that may endanger the employees.

 

Signals of Obligation to the safety of the workers:

These indicate the mandatory and necessary protections that should carry the workers to prevent accidents in the facilities and to carry out their tasks. This type of safety signs are circular in shape, with the blue background and white symbols. If the workers are in contact with toxic substances, it is necessary to follow the guidelines and carry at all times the safety equipment required. It is important to place them in some visible way and, just at the entrance of the premises, or on the machine or material with which to work.

 Warning signs in the facilities:

This type of signaling of security has as its goal to warn the staff of potential risks that may take place in the workplace, or the use according to the machinery or tools. These signs are yellow and triangular shaped and necessary in work zones, facilities with slopes or in habitat with materials that produce a high voltage.

Signs of Relief needed in the workplace:

These signals are indispensable to provide information about emergency teams, evacuation routes, safety and rescue. In this case, they are green and rectangular. If the facilities of a company are large and with several levels, it will be important to note the emergency exits so that they are easily identifiable. In addition, if the employees are working with toxic or abrasive material daily, it is important to signal where they can find showers or other aids to be cleaned in the event of an accident.

 Light Signals:

They are necessary in areas with poor lighting or during work carried out at night. Help to identify elements that pose a risk of a clear and straightforward way. They are interesting to make reading easier in warehouses and basements, especially if they dangerous goods are stored. It is also essential to have signs of fire-fighting equipment, to easily find this equipment, like fire extinguishers and hoses in case of fire, to facilitate the work of the fire services, and so that the workers can act if this were the case.

 

Acoustic Signals:

These signs are necessary to warn of danger in cases in which the workers of an area may not be able to capture the visual signaling. If the premises of a factory are very large, it will be better to install audible signals to warn all employees in case of accident.

These different types of signals, can warn, alert, and help, in cases of emergency. They also used to prevent accidents and poisoning by not using the appropriate personal protection.

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