BS 5499-1:2002 - Graphical symbols and signs. Safety signs, including fire safety signs. Specification for geometric shapes, colours and layout – BSI British Standards

BS 5499-1:2002

Graphical symbols and signs. Safety signs, including fire safety signs. Specification for geometric shapes, colours and layout

Status : Superseded, Withdrawn   Published : July 2002 Replaced By : BS ISO 3864-1:2011

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Graphical symbols and signs - Safety signs, including fire safety signs – Part 1: Specification for geometric shapes, colours and layout

Executive summary

Requirements for geometric shapes and safety colours for use with appropriate graphical symbols to produce safety signs.

Abstract

This British Standard, a part of the BS 5499 series, specifies a system of geometric shapes and safety colours for use with appropriate graphical symbols to produce safety signs. It is applicable to signs providing information on the actions to be taken to prevent, or reduce the risk of, accidents, for warning of hazards and for dealing with certain emergencies including the identification of escape routes and the location of fire equipment.

The standard also specifies the use of supplementary signs, including arrows, and the combination of signs.

Safety marking is also specified. Information for use in the selection of sign sizes, and preferred sizes of signboards are also given.

History and related standards

This British Standard supersedes BS 5499-1:1990, which is withdrawn.

It includes the following cross references:

BS 5378-2, BS 5499-4, BS 5499-5, BS 8501, ISO 6309, PD 6578.




Standard NumberBS 5499-1:2002
TitleGraphical symbols and signs. Safety signs, including fire safety signs. Specification for geometric shapes, colours and layout
StatusSuperseded, Withdrawn
Publication Date09 July 2002
Withdrawn Date30 September 2011
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
Replaced ByBS ISO 3864-1:2011
ReplacesBS 5499-1:1990
Draft Superseded By00/561857 DC
DescriptorsSafety colours, Layout, Warning devices, Safety measures, Means of escape from fire in buildings, Symbols, Fire safety in buildings, Fire safety, Shape, Occupational safety, Signs, Graphic symbols, Colour
ICS01.080.10
13.220.01
CommitteePH/8
ISBN0 580 38258 3
PublisherBSI
FormatA4
DeliveryNo
Pages28
File Size594 KB
Price£182.00


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