Barricading and Signage Procedure

Barricading and Signage Procedure

This signage and barricading procedure template can assist your business comply with ISO 45001, OH&S Management Systems clauses:

  • 6.1.2. Hazard Identification and Assessment of Risks and Opportunities.
  • 8.1.2. Eliminating hazards and reducing OH&S risks.


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What is Barricade?

A barricade is a physical barrier erected to prevent personnel from being exposed to hazards. It can be solid, hard, or soft as described below.

Barricade Procedure

Hard barricading is a barricade constructed of scaffold tubes or other materials (metal, timber) that are not flexible.

Soft barricading is a barricade constructed of plastic tape, chain, etc, suspended from stands or fixed to structures.

Solid barricading is a barricade constructed of a material and erected so that it cannot be readily crossed (i.e. webbing or meshed plastic). For example a fence, temporary fence panels or water barriers.

Signage and Hazard Information

The selection of the signage required should be determined through risk assessment and an auditing process.

In a workplace the following types of areas will generally require signage:

Safety Signs

  • Hazardous substances and dangerous goods storage areas.
  • Pedestrian and traffic management.
  • Construction and maintenance work areas (at entry and onsite).
  • Areas where specific PPE is required.
  • Emergency exits.
  • Emergency equipment within buildings and structures.
  • Electrical and mechanical hazardous areas.
  • Confined spaces.
  • Hazardous area zones.
  • Toxic management zones.
  • Utility services (e.g. electrical, gas, water, etc).

Hazard information boards and/or information tags (attached to barriers in predominant positions) are a useful method of advising persons about hazards associated within barricaded areas.

Note: The signage for a hazardous area should:

  • Identify the nature of the hazardous area (e.g. gas or dust hazardous area), and
  • Specify requirements and precautions whilst in the hazardous area (e.g. signage is to identify equipment that is not permitted in the hazardous area).

What is a Signage and Barricading Procedure?

A signage and barricading procedure are a documented set of methods for barricading and signage that detail how to safely install, maintain signage and barricading. Typically, this may involve traffic control devices on roadways and other workflow zones. The procedure is designed to inform and protect workers, pedestrians, plant and equipment while minimizing disruptions.

Contents of this Signage and Barricading Procedure

  • Approval.
  • Purpose.
  • Scope.
  • Terms and Definitions.
  • Procedures.
  • Risk Assessment and Planning.
  • Procurement and Re-supply.
  • Selection, Installation and Use.
  • Barricade Selection.
  • Soft Barricading Tape Colors.
  • Signage Selection and Hazard Information Boards.
  • Barricade Installation.
  • Exclusive Control.
  • Authorized Entry Areas.
  • Information Tags.
  • Danger Tape.
  • Spotters.
  • Monitoring and Reviewing.
  • Removal of Barricading or Signage.
  • Training and Awareness.
  • Related Procedures, Forms and Documents.
  • Review Criteria.
  • Record Management.
  • References.

Why Choose to Buy this Signage and Barricading Procedure

This 11-page signage and barricading procedure can assist you with the selection and placement of barricading, information notices and signage, so that they can be instantly recognized and understood.

After purchasing this template you will be able to:

  • Very easily edit and customize the template to create your own procedure.
  • Apply your own style, format and brand to the procedure.
  • Use it in any industry or sector regardless of the size or type of organization.

Availability and Use of this Signage and Barricading Procedure

  • This signage and barricading procedure is accessible to you right now by clicking the ‘Buy Now’ button.
  • The procedure will be delivered to you in fully editable Microsoft Word format for immediate and full use in your business.
  • There are no subscriptions, contracts or ongoing costs.

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