Health and safety rules

– To protect our health we have to follow rules when we are in the workshop.
– Tools and machines can be dangerous if we don’t use them properly.
– Safety rules prevent accidents and reduce the risk of hurting ourselves.
– To prevent accidents in the workshop, you must always follow your teacher’s instructions.

Types of signs

Mandatory signs:

Tell you to use the correct type of protection to avoid accidents. This protection is obligatory. Most mandatory signs may use circular shape with white symbols on a blue background with white border.

 

Danger signs:

Warn of possible dangers when you use certain materials or tools. They usually take the shape of an equilateral triangle with a yellow background and black symbols.



 

Prohibition signs:

Forbid certain activities that put your health and that of others at risk. They usually take the shape of a circle with a diagonal line through it (running from top left to bottom right), surrounding a symbol used to indicate something is not permitted.

 

First aid and emergency signs:

Help and give information about first aid equipment and emergency exits.

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