BS EN ISO 7010:2020

BS EN ISO 7010:2020

Graphical symbols. Safety colours and safety signs. Registered safety signs

Status : Current, Under review   Published : April 2020



What is BS EN ISO 7010:2020 about?

This international standard defines the look and meaning of safety signs for all locations where safety issues relating to people need to be addressed. After a series of amendments, BS EN ISO 7010:2020 is the latest full revision of the standard.

Who is BS EN ISO 7010:2020 for?

  • Manufacturers of signs and symbols
  • Fire safety advisory services
  • Health and safety risk assessors
  • Risk assessors for areas involving aquatic activity
  • Public space health and safety managers, e.g. at airports, for railway companies, hospitals, retail spaces, work spaces

Why should you use BS EN ISO 7010:2020?

Safety signs are essential for preventing accidents and injury. Symbols that are internationally agreed and globally used in safety signs ensure clarity and consistency, regardless of language, culture or setting.

BS EN ISO 7010:2020 standardizes the look of safety signs and their meaning for international use and for the purposes of accident prevention, fire protection, health hazard information and emergency evacuation.

The standard specifies the safety sign originals that can be scaled for reproduction and application purposes. The shape and colour of each safety sign is according to ISO 3864-1 and the design of the graphical symbols is according to ISO 3864-3.

NOTE: BS EN ISO 7010:2020 applies to all locations where safety issues related to people need to be addressed. However, it is not applicable to the signalling used for guiding rail, road, river, maritime and air traffic and, in general, to those sectors subject to a regulation which may differ with regard to certain points of this document and of the ISO 3864 series.


BS EN ISO 7010:2019 contributes to UN Sustainable Development Goal 3 on ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages because its use will prevent accidents and injuries.


 What’s new about BS EN ISO 7010:2020?

This standard has been updated to incorporate new safety signs that are in use around the world. It includes symbols from all previous amendments (A1–A9) plus all symbols that have been accepted since the publication of A9.

BS EN ISO 7010:2020 also now incorporates in excess of 40 symbols from ISO 20712-1:2008, Water safety signs and beach safety flags – Part 1: Specifications for water safety signs used in workplaces and public areas.

Standard NumberBS EN ISO 7010:2020
TitleGraphical symbols. Safety colours and safety signs. Registered safety signs
StatusCurrent, Under review
Publication Date01 April 2020
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)ISO 3864-3, ISO 3864-1
Informative References(Provided for Information)ISO 7001, ISO 20712-2, ISO 7000, ISO 17398, ISO 3864-2, ISO 9186-2, ISO 9186-1, ISO 9186-3, ISO 16069, ISO 3864-4
International RelationshipsEN ISO 7010:2020,ISO 7010:2019
Draft Superseded By18/30350200 DC
DescriptorsEmergency measures, Safety measures, Hazards, Signs, Fire safety in buildings, Warning devices, Occupational safety, Safety colours, Fire safety, Means of escape from fire in buildings, Graphic symbols, Symbols
Title in FrenchSymboles graphiques. Couleurs de sécurité et signaux de sécurité. Signaux de sécurité enregistrés
Title in GermanGraphische Symbole. Sicherheitsfarben und Sicherheitszeichen. Registrierte Sicherheitszeichen
ISBN978 0 580 96130 4
File Size21.76 MB

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