Safety signs are also put in place to warn you about the permanent and occasional hazards that are present in the environment. Some of these signs are permanent for long term hazards. However others are put into place each day by the lifeguards to show you hazards present on that day in a specific location such as rip currents which can move from place to place on different days.

WARNING SIGNS

Use a yellow background, and include simple symbols to communicate what you should be aware of. It’s important to always observe and abide by the safety signs.

REGULATORY SIGNS

More important than Warning Signs because they inform you about prohibited activities at the beach. These are red circles, with diagonal lines across a black symbol. There may be penalties imposed if you disregard these signs.