Workplace Signs

A sign is: “An object that announces the presence, or occurrence, of something”.

Having the right signs that comply with the right industry (and legal compliance) standards is vital for all businesses. Whether they are safety signs notifying workers of what they need to be aware of, to general office signs that point out exits and toilets, each work place needs to ensure they meet all requirements of OH&S and general compliance.

Jabac has Australia’s leading range of custom signs and visual workplace communication aids on the market. If you can think of a sign, then chances are we have it in stock and can ship to your door within 24-48 hours. Whether you a building a new construction site, or need to review and overhaul your existing site OH&S signs, our expert staff can guide you through the maze that is your safety and signage requirements.

Ask us for a free no obligation site survey » (we check out your site/workplace and let you know what’s needed)

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Custom Signs

As times and technology advances, so do individual requirements. Whether you’ve got a new product coming online, a new construction site or simply want something different, Jabac’s ability to supply custom signs and customised labels is second to none in the country.

Featuring rapid turnaround times and excellent economics, we can customise the right industrial or safety sign for your requirements. Signs for walls, poles or freestanding signs. Metal, poly or vinyl signs available. Call us on 03 97200 700 or email for a quote.


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  • You name it, we can customise it
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  • One offs and ongoing
  • Safety Signs
  • Identification labels, etc

The Importance of Safety Signs

Safety signs are crucial in any work environment. The primary importance of displaying safety signs is to prevent injury and ensure staff and visitors are well aware of the possible dangers and hazards ahead in certain situations and/or environments. Without signs, many employees would lack the necessary direction in times of crisis, and employers might find themselves in significant legal difficulties if any accidents were to arise as a result.

By ensuring the workplace is sufficiently well signed, you can help protect your staff and visitors to the site, particularly members of the public, against the possible dangers that may be unnoticed – leading to less industrial accidents and reduced risk to employees and passers-by.

At Jabac we have the widest range of legends for you to choose from to ensure you can create a safe, well identified facility. Our range of custom signs is designed to meet Australian Standard 1319 which outlines specific parameters for safety signs in an occupational environment.

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Understanding Australian Standards 1319

This standard sets out the requirements for the design and use of safety signs intended for use in the occupational environment.

These safety signs are designed to regulate and control safety related behaviour, to warn of hazards and to provide emergency information including fire protection information.

Choosing signs to suit your application & complying with Australian standards

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Mandatory signs

These custom signs specify an instruction that must be carried out. Symbols (or “pictograms”) are depicted in white on a blue circular background. Sign wording, if necessary, is in black lettering on a white background.

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Danger signs

These signs provide warning when a hazard or a hazardous condition is likely to be life-threatening. The word “Danger” is featured inside a red oval inside a black rectangle.

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Prohibition signs

These custom signs specify behaviour or actions which are not permitted. The annulus and slash is depicted in red over the action symbol in black. Sign wording, if necessary, is in black lettering on a white background.

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Emergency information signs

These signs indicate the location of, or directions to emergency related facilities (exits, first aid, safety equipment, etc). Feature a white symbol and/or text on a green background.

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Warning signs

These signs warn of hazards or a hazardous condition that is not likely to be life-threatening. The hazard symbol is black on a yellow background and a triangle is depicted around the hazard symbol. Sign wording, if necessary, is in black lettering on a yellow background.

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Fire signs

Advise the location of fire alarms and fire fighting equipment. They contain a white symbol and/or text on a red background.

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General information signs

These signs are not referred in AS1319, however are available due to popular demand. They communicate information of a general nature and often refer to Housekeeping, Company Practices and Logistics.

Safety sign viewing distance guide

Safety signs should be large enough to view without straining the eyes when communicating safety messages to employees and/or visitors. Therefore, choosing the size of a sign is more than fitting it to the space you have available.

In order to comply with AS 1319, you must consider the environment, lighting and viewing distance – these factors will determine the size of safety sign required to suit your application.

The recommended minimum sizes as per AS 1319 are as follow. For a pictogram and worded sign in a factory or work environment, where lighting is good and the sign will be mounted in a reasonably prominent position:

  • Pictogram size is to be at least 15mm per metre of viewing distance
  • Text size:
    • Upper case: 5mm per metre of viewing distance
    • Lower case: 4mm per metre of viewing distance

Emergency Information Signs

Emergency information signs indicate the location of, or directions to emergency related facilities such as, assembly or muster points, first aid equipment, safety equipment, etc.) These signs feature a white symbol and/or text on a green background.

Below is just a few types of emergency information signs. We have many more legends, sizes and materials. Contact us for more information or to request a catalogue. Or head to a request a quote page for custom signs.

First Aid signs

  • 450x600mm Metal 835330
  • 450x600mm Poly 832185
  • 300x450mm Metal 836574
  • 300x450mm Poly 835331
  • 225x300mm Metal 840045
  • 225x300mm Poly 840044
  • 180x250mm Vinyl Label 838903

Emergency Telephone sign

  • 450x600mm Metal 843185
  • 300x450mm Metal 832381
  • 300x450mm Poly 835340
  • 225x300mm Metal 843186
  • 250x180mm Vinyl Label 843009

MSDS located here signs

  • 600x450mm Metal 841312
  • 600x450mm Poly 841311
  • 450x300mm Metal 841313
  • 450x300mm Poly 835181
  • 300x225mm Metal 841315
  • 300x225mm Poly 841314
  • 250x180mm Vinyl Label 838628

Emergency eye wash sign

  • 450x600mm Metal 832190
  • 450x600mm Poly 835321
  • 300x450mm Metal 832193
  • 300x450mm Poly 835322
  • 225x300mm Metal 841538
  • 225x300mm Poly 841537
  • 180x250mm Vinyl Label 838677
  • 600x450mm Metal 832491
  • 600x450mm Poly 835365

Emergency shower and eye wash station

  • 900x600mm Metal 844906
  • 600x450mm Metal 832379
  • 600x450mm Poly 835326
  • 450x300mm Metal 841541
  • 450x300mm Poly 841540
  • 300x225mm Metal 842760
  • 300x225mm Poly 842707
  • 250x180mm Vinyl Label 843182

OHS and Safety Signs

Providing market leading workplace safety signs is our passion. Contact us to find out exactly what you need and where you need it, or explore our huge range of safety signs purpose built for all types of working environments.

All workplaces / sites require general direction and operation signs to ensure an informed workforce, not to mention a smooth operating environment. Jabac has Australia’s leading range of signs to suit all needs.

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Office and Warehousing Signs

All offices and warehouses need to notify staff directions, rules and things to observe throughout the work place. From exit signs, danger signs, and no smoking signs, Jabac is your number 1 source for office signs.

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Customised Signs

Many times, an off the shelf solution just won’t cut if for some requirements, that’s why Jabac is Australia’s leading manufacture of custom signs for the workplace. With rapid turn around and great prices, you can ensure your workplace gets the best!

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Our leading range of portable label printers feature state of the art technology and are the toughest machines on the market. Whether you want to print a modest 50 labels per day or you want to be able to print 1000 labels per day on site, we have the product for you.