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SAFETY SIGN LEGIBLE VIEWING DISTANCE GUIDE

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 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

SIGNAGE SIZE GUIDE:

Most ‘standard’ signage is based on the following sizes.

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450×600 |600×450
300×400 |400×300
225×300 |300×225

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