Incorrect signage

Can you spot what's wrong with this picture?

One of the things about working in Human Factors is that you become sensitive to things that are different or wrong. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the area of labelling and signage, and not just in the workplace, but other places too. So when I recently stepped into an elevator and saw this sign, I did a double take.

Can you spot what’s odd or different about it?


Header image credit: geralt via pixabay

Image credit: Dave Dyer, ABB

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Tony Atkinson

I lead the ABB Consulting Operational Human Factors team. I've spent over 30 years in the process industries, working in control rooms around the world, in the fields of ergonomics, control and alarm systems, control room design and operational and cultural issues such as communications, competency and fatigue. I've been blogging on diverse topics that interest me in the widest sense of 'human factors', all of which share the same common element, the 'Mk.1 Human Being' and their unique limitations, abilities and behaviours. I'll discuss the technical and organisational issues that affect safety and performance of these process safety operators and technicians and how this impacts control rooms and the wider plant. However learning comes from many places and you can expect entries about aviation, automotive, marine, healthcare, military and many other fields. Outside of work, I indulge in travel, food, wine and flying kites to keep myself moderately sane. Please feel free to post your comments on each post. Blog entries are posted with no set frequency. To ensure you don't miss out on the latest blog post, click the button below to subscribe to email alerts when a new blog has been posted.
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