The safety notices must be observed in order to protect people and property.

The safety notices in this document contain the following elements:

  • Symbol for danger
  • Signal word
  • Nature and origin of the danger
  • Consequences if the danger occurs
  • Measures or prohibitions for danger avoidance

Symbol for danger

This is the symbol for danger. It warns of risks of injury.

Follow all measures identified by this symbol to avoid injury or death.

Additional danger symbols

These symbols indicate general dangers, the type of danger or possible consequences, measures and prohibitions, examples of which are shown in the following table:

General danger

Explosive atmosphere

Voltage/electric shock

Laser light

Battery

Heat

Signal word

The signal word classifies the danger as defined in the following table:

Signal word

Danger level

DANGER

'DANGER' identifies a dangerous situation, which will result directly in death or serious injury if you do not avoid this situation.

WARNING

'WARNING' identifies a dangerous situation, which may result in death or serious injury if you do not avoid this situation.

CAUTION

'CAUTION' identifies a dangerous situation, which could result in slight tomoderately serious injury if you do not avoid this situation.

 

NOTICE

'NOTICE' identifies a possibly harmful situation or possible damage to property that may result from non-observance.

'NOTICE' does not relate to possible bodily injury.

How risk of injury is presented

Information about the risk of injury is shown as follows:

WARNING
Nature and origin of the danger

Consequences if the danger occurs

  1. Measures / prohibitions for danger avoidance

How possible damage to property is presented

Information about possible damage to property is shown as follows:

NOTICE
Nature and origin of the danger

Consequences if the danger occurs

  1. Measures / prohibitions for danger avoidance