The Green Dirextion sign indicates the direction to escape route in case of emergency. Green signs are meant to give information.
What is a safety sign?
A safety and/or health sign is ‘information or instruction about health and safety at work on a signboard, a colour, an illuminated sign or acoustic signal, a verbal communication or hand signal.’ These terms are all detailed in guidance to the regulations.
A signboard is a combination of shape, colour and symbol or pictogram made visible by adequate lighting and which may have supplementary text.
5 types of safety signage in terms of colour and instruction:
Red circle > PROHIBITION > means STOP, DON’T do
Blue circle > MANDATORY > means OBEY
Yellow triangle > WARNING > means risk of DANGER
Green squares > SAFE CONDITION > means GO, gives INFORMATION
Red squares > FIRE FIGHTING SIGNS > INFO in emergency situations