This page aims to assist those with the responsibility of fire safety management with guidance, legislation requirements and recommendations on good safety signing practices. Those interested in improving health and safety issues might also find the information provided useful.
BS 5499-4:2013 - Safety signs, including fire safety signs - Part 4: Code of practice for escape route signing.
BS 5499-10:2014 - Safety signs, including fire safety signs - Part 10: Guidance for the selection and use of safety signs and fire safety notices.
BS EN ISO 7010:2012 + A6:2016 - Graphical symbols - Safety colours and safety signs - Registered safety signs.
BS ISO 9186-1:2014 - Graphical symbols - Test methods - Methods for testing comprehensibility.
BS ISO 3864-1:2011 - Graphical symbols - Safety colours and safety signs - Part 1: Design principles for safety signs and safety markings.
BS ISO 3864-3:2012 - Graphical symbols - Safety colours and safety signs - Part 3: Design principles for graphical symbols for use in safety signs.
BS ISO 3864-4:2011 - Graphical symbols - Safety colours and safety signs Part 4: Colorimetric and photometric properties of safety sign materials.
BS ISO 16069:2004 - Graphical symbols. Safety signs. Safety way guidance systems (SWGS).
BS ISO 17398:2004 - Safety colours and safety signs. Classification, performance and durability of safety signs.
DIN 67 510 Part 1:2009 - Phosphorescent pigments and products - Measurement and identification by the manufacturer.
DIN 67 510 Part 4:2008 - Phosphorescent pigments and products - Luminance requirements for photoluminescent materials.
Reference section for further reading
BS EN ISO 14001:2015 - Environmental management systems. Requirements with guidance for use.
ISO 14001 is an Environmental Management System (EMS) which maps out a framework that a company or organization can follow to set up an effective environmental management system (EMS). This includes guidance on establishing policies and objectives.
BS EN ISO 9001:2015 - Quality management systems. Requirements.
ISO 9001 sets out what's needed to implement a quality management system – the purpose of which is to improve overall performance and provide a sound basis for sustainable development initiatives.