Canadian Windsock Regulations and Symbols

CSA Standards

The Canadian Standards Association Technical Committee on Signs and Symbols for the Occupational Environment has drafted CSA Standard Z321 to order to warn, inform, and communicate messages in this environment.

The system consists of three classifications, each divided into subtitles in combination with six colors and four shapes. Size relationship of the shapes was determined with consideration for visibility, legibility, and glyph content. Classification, colors and shapes are as follows:

Orange windsock on snowy background

Regulatory Symbols

Prohibition symbolProhibition: An order forbidding an action.

Mandatory symbol Mandatory: An order for obligatory action.

Warning Symbols

Caution symbol Caution: Potential hazard.

Danger symbol Danger: Definite hazard.

Information Symbols

Emergency first aid, health, fire fighting, and emergency equipment symbol Emergency first aid, health, fire fighting, and emergency equipment.

Railroad storage yards, divers (scuba) and miscellaneous symbol Railroad storage yards, divers (scuba) and Miscellaneous.

A1.2 Red

This standard gives greater meaning to red by restricting its use to two categories only: 1 .I Prohibition and 2.2 Danger.

A1.3 Yellow

Yellow is restricted to one category only: 2.1 Caution.

A1.4 Green

Green is restricted to one application only: 3.1 Emergency.

A1.5 Blue

Blue is restricted to a single use: 3.2 General Information.

Al.6 Black

Black is used in three applications: 1 .I Prohibition, 1 -2 Mandatory, and 2.1 Caution.

Canadian Transport Department

Solid color Orange Windsocks specify an unlicensed runway Solid color Orange Windsocks specify an unlicensed runway.

Roc Tan Corporation places value in the power and importance of safety, which is why we make our Canadian windsock regulations and symbols clear and easily visible on all our windsocks. When you order an imprinted windsock from us, we’ll deliver a product that meets or exceeds regulatory standards. If regulatory or warning symbols are in use, it’s essential that the symbol is clear. Roc Tan Corporation uses reliable and long-lasting materials to print the symbols onto each windsock. The information that Canadian windsock regulations, symbols, and colors offer is extremely valuable to know and to share with your company’s workforce so that they can be knowledgeable when it comes to safety in the workplace.

Orange windsock overlooking the east coast

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