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Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

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Warning signs

3.2.  Intrinsic features:

  • triangular shape

  • black pictogram on a yellow background with black edging (the yellow part to take up at least 50% of the area of the sign).

Flammable material or high temperature(1)

Explosive material

Toxic material

Corrosive material

Radioactive material

Overhead load

Industrial vehicles

Danger: electricity

General danger

Laser beam

Oxidant material

Non-ionizing radiation

Strong magnetic field



Biological risk(2)

Low temperature

Harmful or irritant material(3)


In the absence of a specific sign for high temperature


Pictogram laid down in Council Directive 90/679/EEC of 26 November 1990 on the protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to biological agents at work (Seventh individual Directive within the meaning of Article 16(1) of Directive 89/391/EEC) O.J. No. L374, 31.12.1990, p. 1


The background to this sign may exceptionally be amber if justified in order to differentiate it from a similar road safety sign

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