Convex Safety Mirrors are a widely-used safety device in Australia, to increase visibility of obstacles in hazardous locations.
These devices are designed to provide a wider field of vision to reduce blind spots and to indicate to the viewer the presence
or absence of a moving or stationary vehicle and/or pedestrian.
The convex shape of the mirror results in distortion of the image, speed and distance of any object.
Due to this it is important to use the below guide to ensure the Safety Mirror’s positioning and size is appropriate for its location.
Components and Requirements of a Safety Mirror
Safety Mirrors are available for both Indoor and Outdoor applications.
Outdoor Safety Mirrors are identifiable by a ‘visor’ that shields against glare and reduces weathering.
Indoor Safety Mirrors will generally not require a visor.
Size and Distance:
Safety Mirrors can be found in a range of sizes, varying from 300mm to 1000mm.
To determine an appropriate size, consult the following steps:
1. Estimate distance between the intended placement of the mirror and the expected position of the viewer.
2. Estimate distance between the intended placement of the mirror and the object or area that must be highly visible.
3. Add the distances together from steps 1 and 2. This combined distance* will determine the size of the mirror.