Construction signs are symbols that are put up for one’s safety and the workers involved in a potentially hazardous task. They make one aware of what lies ahead and what to be cautious of. These symbols need to be approved and complied with the MUTCD standard for temporary traffic control devices before being put to use. Usually, these construction signs are of orange colour. A few of the most important construction signs are discussed here, have a look!
1. Construction Signs to Denote Hazards
The construction signs under this category ensure the safety and security of the workers and the people around. The most commons one include the Men at work sign and road work ahead signs. These signs make us aware that we need to slow down and drive carefully.
There are other signs like; children must not play on this site, stop and no entry. These are the common signs at all construction sites to keep out inquisitive visitors and ensure safety in and around the area. One also comes across signs denoting fragile roofs indicating danger if one is under such roof.
These signs are easily available in the market. Most construction signs are found in aluminium plates or plastic boards. Adhesive vinyl stickers are also becoming common, and even the polycarbonate varieties get available on request. The cost varies from seller to seller, though buying online is reasonable than buying them offline.
2. Construction Signs to Denote Prohibition Signs
The name is quite self-explanatory. When you see this sign, it is best to follow them. The most common ones among them are the warning signs on the asbestos prohibiting people from going into that area.
There are other signs like scaffolding incomplete, keep out and others. If it is a dangerous construction site, then you have prohibition signs like ‘construction site, keep out’, ‘demolition site in progress’ etc… These types of construction signs specific to prohibition are available in the market. You can buy the readily available ones as well as get them customised just as you want, as long as they follow all required standards of safety. You can buy them online at cheaper rates compared to offline shops. You can also order them in polycarbonate or reflector sheets.
3. Other Informatory Signs
These are signs to help one know what is going on at which part of the work site and other miscellaneous information. Under this, we have common signs showing ‘work permit is required for entering’, ‘apology for inconvenience’, ‘no access to construction traffic’ and signs indicating direction. These are not made on reflector sheets unless required and are extremely helpful in assisting people with directions. They are more common in the aluminium and hard plastic variety but are also found in adhesive vinyl stickers, for quick use.
Construction signs are important, and these are some of the essential types of construction signs that one would come across on everyday usage. Ensure to follow them for your safety and that of others. Stay safe!