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Symbolic Safety Signs are used for informing the occupants of buildings about what and how to avoid hazardous circumstances, including fires. South Africa is a member of the International Standards Organisation (ISO), which has published recommendations for the use of symbolic safety signs. There are well over 100 accepted signs, which are collectively known as symbolic safety signs. The safety signs are said to be symbolic because they each depict a symbol that either portrays a warning or some other safety feature. Symbolic safety signs are split up into five different categories, of which each is recognisable by its colour and shape.

THE FIVE CATEGORIES ARE THE FOLLOWING:

The PROHIBITION category consists of signs bearing a black symbol on a white circular background surrounded by a red circular border, crossed through with a red diagonal line. Some examples of such signs are those forbidding the use of cigarettes or cell phones.

The GENERAL INFORMATION category consists of signs bearing a white symbol on a green rectangular background. Some examples of such signs are those indicating the location of a shower or a clinic.

The MANDATORY category consists of signs bearing a white symbol on a blue circular background. Some examples of such signs are those requiring the wearing of safety goggles or boots.

The WARNING category consists of signs bearing a black symbol on a yellow triangle, with a black border. Some examples of such signs are those warning against fire and radioactivity.

The INFORMATION REGARDING FIRE FIGHTING category consists of signs bearing a red symbol on a white rectangular background, surrounded by a red border. Some examples of such signs are those that indicate where fire hoses and hydrants are located.

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