BS ISO 20712-3:2020 - Water safety signs and beach safety flags. Guidance for use

BS ISO 20712-3:2020

Water safety signs and beach safety flags. Guidance for use

Status : Current   Published : August 2020



This document gives guidance for the selection and use of water safety signs as specified in ISO 7010 and beach safety flags as specified in ISO 20712-2 in aquatic environments. It provides guidance on their location, mounting positions, lighting and maintenance. It also provides guidance on the design and location of multiple signs.

This document does not apply to traffic signs for use on the public highway or maritime signalling. It is not applicable to flags for use on firing ranges or to flags used to indicate water quality. It does not cover means of escape signs and their illumination which may be present.


The illustrations in this document are as accurate as possible within the limitations of the printing process.


This document refers to water safety signs which were originally specified in ISO 20712-11


This document has been withdrawn and replaced by ISO 7010 .

. These water safety signs have been integrated in ISO 7010, but are not specifically identified as water safety signs.

Standard NumberBS ISO 20712-3:2020
TitleWater safety signs and beach safety flags. Guidance for use
Publication Date04 August 2020
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)ISO 3864-3:2012, ISO 7010, ISO 20712-2, ISO 17398, ISO 3864-4, ISO 3864-1, ISO 7001
ReplacesBS ISO 20712-3:2014
International RelationshipsISO 20712-3:2020
DescriptorsWater resources, Colour, Signs, Colorimetric characteristics, Risk assessment, Warning devices, Shape, Flags, Safety measures, Swimming pools, Sports, Signal devices
Title in FrenchSignaux de sécurité relatifs à l'eau et drapeaux de sécurité pour les plages Lignes directrices pour l'utilisation
ISBN978 0 539 06854 2
File Size4.941 MB

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