Viewing Distance Guide

Signs should be large enough to view without straining the eyes when communicating safety messages to employees and/or visitors.

To comply with Australian Standard AS 1319, you must consider the environment, lighting and viewing distance – these factors will determine the size of sign required to suit your application. For pictogram and worded signs in a work environment where lighting is good and the sign will be mounted in a reasonably prominent position, the recommended minimum size are as follow:
  • 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
For Brady Safety Signs, please use the below diagram as a guide
Brady Safety Sign Viewing Distance Guide

Which Sign Material To Use?

When ordering your Safety Signs, its important you consider which sign material will work best for your application.
There are many different materials available, so its beneficial to understand which material is best for which environment.
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