BS EN ISO 7010:2012+A7:2017 Graphical symbols. Safety colours and safety signs. Registered safety signs

BS EN ISO 7010:2012+A7:2017

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

Status : Withdrawn, Superseded   Published : August 2011 Replaced By : BS EN ISO 7010:2020+A1:2020

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What is this standard about?

Increased international travel, trade and labour mobility have made it necessary to develop a common way of communicating safety information that relies as little as possible on words.This international standard wants to avoid confusion – and therefore the risk of accidents – by specifying safety signs for the purposes of: 

  • Accident prevention
  • Fire protection
  • Communicating health hazard information
  • Emergency evacuation

Who is this standard for?

  • Manufacturers, designers, retailers and purchasers of registered safety signs
  • Health and safety managers
  • Health and safety bodies (regulators, accident prevention organisations, market surveillance etc.)

Why should you use this standard? 

Because it specifies original safety signs that may be scaled for reproduction and application purposes. The standard allows you to:

  • Develop specific safety signing for your industry
  • Ensure there is only one safety sign for each safety meaning
  • Conform to the design principles of BS ISO 3864 series
  • Prevent the risk of hazards and accidents
  • Assess safety signs using geometric shapes and safety colours

These safety signs are intended for use only where there is a risk to people. They may appear in: safety signage in workplaces and public areas, safety manuals and notices, product labelling and escape and evacuation plans, as appropriate.

The shape and colour of each safety sign is in accordance with BS ISO 3864-1 and the design in accordance with BS ISO 3864-3.

NOTE 1: The use of standardized safety signs does not replace proper work methods, instructions and accident prevention training or measures. Education is an essential part of any system that provides safety information.

NOTE 2: BS EN ISO 7010:2012 is not applicable to the signalling used for guiding rail, road, river, maritime and air traffic and to any sector that is subject to a regulation which may differ in certain points from this standard and from the ISO 3864 series.

What’s changed since the last update?

This seventh amendment supersedes BS EN ISO 7010:2012+A6:2016 which is withdrawn. It implements ISO amendment 7:2017 with CEN endorsement A7:2017. 

Standard NumberBS EN ISO 7010:2012+A7:2017
TitleGraphical symbols. Safety colours and safety signs. Registered safety signs
StatusWithdrawn, Superseded
Publication Date31 August 2011
Withdrawn Date01 April 2020
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)ISO 3864-4, ISO 3864-3, ISO 17724, ISO 3864-1
Informative References(Provided for Information)ISO 9186-2, ISO 3864-2, ISO 17398, ISO 16069, IEC 60417, ISO 7000, ISO 20712-1, ISO 9186-1:2007
Replaced ByBS EN ISO 7010:2020+A1:2020
ReplacesBS 5499-5:2002
International RelationshipsISO 7010:2011,ISO 7010:2011/Amd 7:2016,EN ISO 7010:2012/A7:2017,EN ISO 7010:2012
Amended ByAmendment, November 2017; Amendment, January 2017
DescriptorsSafety measures, Fire safety, Occupational safety, Fire safety in buildings, Graphic symbols, Emergency measures, Safety colours, Warning devices, Symbols, Hazards, Means of escape from fire in buildings, Signs
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 96497 8
File Size37.89 MB

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