Conspicuous warning signs are especially important for potentially dangerous conditions and where the public is not allowed. Fences and other barriers should also be considered, where appropriate. These dangers include:
Ministries should also be cautious of places where machinery or chemicals are used or stored. Keep these areas locked or otherwise kept away from the public. Ministries should consider using warning signs restricting access to authorized personnel and warning of the specific nature of the risk for each area:
Some facilities are intended for public use, so ministries need to strike a balance between warning and welcome. Such facilities include:
Here are some additional recommendations about warning signs:
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Learn how to Avoid Hazards at Parking Lot Entrances.
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