Safety features are part of the hardware: they are usually technical means that help reduce risks. Examples include a railing or safety valves. If these are removed incorrectly, this immediately leads to a possible incident.
Signage, on the other hand, has the function of alerting everyone.
- What does the risk consist of?
- How serious is the risk?
Examples are safety labels on recipients and pipe markings.
Others are safety ribbons and scaffolding plates or signs " No entry. Confined space.”
Traffic signs also fall into this category, as does signage on railroad tracks.
Signage should support everyone's correct behaviour and is thereofore extremely important as a preventive tool.