INTRODUCTION TO VEHICLE PLACARDING
About ABS plastic placards, vinyl placards and vinyl freight decals
All placards and stickers are supplied according to the specifications as laid out in SANS 10232.1 & SANS 10268.
SANS 10232.1 & SANS 10268 clearly states that the Black Border of all placards must be fully visible and not hidden by any holding device.
Refer to SANS 10232.1 - Emergency Information Systems : Clause 4 : Placarding requirements
The outer placard dimensions are larger than the specified placard measurement in order to comply with the above. The placards have an extended white border around the specified placard measurements to allow for them to be inserted in a Placard holding frame which complies with the above.
Placards which are intended to be secured to a vehicle via a holding frame are manufactured from ABS Plastic.
Placards for vehicles only carry a single substance or a generic group of substances in the case of the Petroleum industry may stick a Vinyl Placard permanently to a vehicle.
This is only permissible where the vehicle is never completely purged of it's contents.
SANS 10232.1 Deals with the placarding of Danger Class's 1 to 9
SANS 10368 Deals with the placarding of Low Hazard Substances
Vinyl placarding is also used for Freight Containers.