French "Danger trou ouvert" - which translates to "Danger Open Hole" - sign of various sizes and different materials: Plastic, aluminium or self-adhesive vinyl. English and bilingual signs also available when local regulations allow it. Two-face signs (V-shaped) and signs perpendicular to the wall (L-shaped) are also available; of course, they come only in plastic or aluminium. You can select an optional UV-protecting lamination to preserve the colours longer; for superior visibility, you have an alternative between a retro-reflective pigmentation and a photoluminescent coverage. Sizewise, 6”x9” and 8”x12” are the most common sizes sold, but any other format can be cut as long as a special order has been placed. Contact Sylprotec for signs in another language, for custom-made signs or if you want one of the options listed above.
The Act Respecting Occupational Health And Safety, more specifically section 51, requires that any employer takes the necessary measures to protect the health and ensure the safety and physical well-being of his worker. Although not mandatory, displaying safety signs is quite recommended to indicate the position of potential sources of danger. Signs that use the standardized symbols of CSAZ31-96 (R2006) are so well outlined and deliver so swiftly the message you wish to spread that whatever the danger, they will make one spare woe and sorrows regardless of one’s language abilities. An open hole is obviously dangerous, yet lives are lost and people are hurt every year when one comes across one. The problem lies in the fact that an open hole is a trivialized source of danger, because too obvious, resulting in workers overlooking the precautions that shall be taken. Reminding workers that an open hole is having a sword of Damocles hanging over their heads.
Signs based on the CSAZ31-96 (R2006) standard cover a wide range of circumstances due to their many pictograms, symbols, and captions that allow a plethora of combinations regardless of the areas of activity. Posters based on the CSAZ31-96 (R2006) symbols expresing a warning message that states which regulation is in effect in a hazardous situation. The "Danger trou ouvert" sign displays a red triangle that generally indicates immediate harm or death.
Choosing a sign depends on several factors which have to be included in the equation: the ideal material for your workplace, the distance at which the sign will be seen which pins down the size of signs, the way the work environment is shaped which determines the format of signs –let’s say in a hallway, one usually finds an L-shaped sign, but in a wide room or at the junction of a T-shaped corridor, one finds a V-shaped sign since it allows an 180 degree perspective.
Plastic signs can either be displayed inside or outside. Please note that if your sign is exposed to UV-light, colours will fade faster. UV-protecting lamination will slow down the process of fading but the colours will ultimately disappear. Aluminium signs suit a better purpose outside; of course, they can be displayed indoor, especially in an environment where an adverse impact is likely. Self-adhesive vinyl signs work just fine outside but are better fitted for indoor places.
Please contact our customer service for any custom-made sizes or for English or bilingual signs. Allow at least four (4) weeks of delays for the reception of special orders. If you can’t find the sign you’re looking for, call us and we’ll customize our products accordingly.
|Type of product||Safety equipment|
|Main category||Sign and lock|
|Sub category||CSA conform signs|
|Sub sub category||CSA conform danger signs|
|Name of the product||Signs format and material according to selection|
|Country of origin||Canada|
|Choice of format||Flat, "L" shaped 90°, "V" shaped 180°|
|Material||Vinyl 4 mil, or plastic 60 mil or aluminum 40 mil, depending on selection|
|Dimensions of the product||The dimensions of the product depend on the size selected by the customer.|
|Length (in/cm)||Variable according to selection|
|Width (in/cm)||Variable according to selection|
|Height (in/cm)||Variable according to selection|
|Weight (lb/kg)||Variable according to selection|
|Availability||Please note: Some of our signs are made to order and have lead times of 10 to 15 business days|
|Made in Canada||Yes|
|Return conditions||No returnable if used. For more information about our return policy, please refer to the "Orders and Returns" link on the home page|