A Common Visual Language for Workplaces Across Europe and Beyond


The Release of the Signed Safety Glossary – Who is it For? And Why?

The Signed Safety glossary has been designed to create easy routes to improve workplace conditions. Both for safety and for internal workplace culture.

The glossary is built on a common visual language that deals with dangerous situations and hazards at work. Users of the glossary may be deaf, hard of hearing or migrant workers who don’t have local language skills.

Employers and those with an interest in health and safety can distribute the glossary (and e-Learning) to organisations or individuals. This products has been funded by Europe and can be distributed for free.

The glossary can be accessed here: http://www.signedsafety.eu/glossary2020/


What are the languages?

The first language of the glossary is International Sign. This is to promote a common language in different territories. Following on the glossary has all phrases translated into British, Austrian and Italian sign language: BSL, ÖGS & LIS.

The glossary can be use in many different ways by different audiences, all with the aim of improved safety in the workplace.

In addition to the signed phrases there are actual visual signs which represent the dangers and hazards in modern workplaces. These include many official ISO 7010 signs and then a range of newer designs to expand from what was previously available and include the full range of 200 terms required for modern safety in the workplace.


Why would I use the Glossary?

If you care about the safety of your colleagues or employees, this glossary is a must.

If your workplace is noisy then this glossary will significantly improve communication in the workplace.

If many of your employees are deaf, hard of hearing or migrant workers – then this glossary would encourage communication, potentially saving lives!

If health and safety is your concern, professionally or in your organisation, this glossary is a free and helpful product designed to help you and anyone who uses it to stay safe!

Have a look and see how easy it is to navigate and pickup key terms and phrases.



How to use the Glossary?

You can browse the categories:

Search by word or term (on any page at the top):

Or look through the A-Z of terms to get started…

(There is also an E-Learning course to help you learn the terms you need most – available soon!)


If you have any questions about the glossary you can contact us here…

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