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EXAMINATION QUESTION - SAFETY SYMBOLS

V. Ryan 2005 - 2009

 

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The two diagrams below are used on packaging to emphasise that the product inside has been tested to British Standards and European Standards

 

1. Does this symbol represent British Standards or European Standards? Underline the correct answer.

BRITISH STANDARDS
EUROPEAN STANDARDS

Explain your choice below.

 

 

 

 

2. Does this symbol represent British Standards or European Standards? Underline the correct answer.

BRITISH STANDARDS
EUROPEAN STANDARDS

Explain your choice below.
 
 
 
   

The logo on the left is sometimes seen on packaging. Anyone looking at this logo should understand immediately that the product is not suitable for children under 3 years of age.

Answer either 3a or 3b. Marks will be awarded for your reasoning and the quality of your argument.

   

3a. I think the logo is easily recognised and understood because:

 
 
 
   

3b. I think the logo is not easily recognised and understood because:

 
 
 
   
   

4. Imagine that you have designed and manufactured a jigsaw. It is aimed at 5 to 7 year olds and will be bought by parents for their children. What advice should be printed on the package for the parents?

 
 
 
 
 
   

The package shown below is for a gift, for a young child, age range 4 - 6 years old. Design an appropriate symbol that parents will understand as meaning that children under the age of 4 years of age should not use the gift.
The designs should be, easy to understand and have a suitable colour scheme.

   
5a. Draw two rough designs in the boxes below.
   
   

 

 

 

 

 

 
     
 

5b. Select your best design from the previous question. On one of the blank sides of the gift box, draw the design. Add colour and shade

5c. Describe your selected design. Explain why you chose it and why you think parents will understand its meaning.

 
 
 
 
 
 
   
     
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