What Do You Know About Workplace Safety Signs?

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What Do You Know About Workplace Safety Signs?

Workplace signs are mandatory and standardised across the Australian metalworking industry. Whether you are making a barbeque in class or an industrial manufacturing plant, the signs displayed will be the same. Before getting a job in the metalwork industry, you must be familiar with these workplace signs, what they mean and why they are in place. As in industry, you must have demonstrated knowledge on workplace signs before you can weld or grind in the workshop. Please complete the following quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following indicates a hazard which may require this safety sign to be displayed?
    • A. 

      Large metal pieces being thrown accross the room by industrial fans.

    • B. 

      Small airborne particles from metal face grinding.

    • C. 

      Mice with parachutes.

  • 2. 
     Which safety equipment must be worn when this sign is displayed? (Check all that apply.)
    • A. 

      Breathing Apparatus/Dust Mask

    • B. 

      Oakleys Sunglasses

    • C. 

      Cricket Helmet

    • D. 

      Overalls or other protective clothing

    • E. 

      A pair of pink rubber gloves

    • F. 

      A pair of protective welders gloves

    • G. 

      Gumboots

    • H. 

      Vans Sneakers

    • I. 

      Fully enclosed leather footwear

  • 3. 
     What signage would need to be displayed if an angle grinder was producing sparks like this?
  • 4. 
    When welding or grinding in a public area, it is a requirement by law that correct signage be displayed.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    If a safety sign is removed from the workplace by a member of staff, they must immediately replace it with a newer version.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False