BS ISO 7010:2001
Graphical symbols. Safety colours and safety signs. Registered safety signs
There is a need to standardize a system of giving safety information that relies as little as possible on the use of words to achieve understanding.
Continued growth in international trade, travel and mobility of labour requires a common method of communicating safety information.
Lack of standardization may lead to confusion and perhaps accidents.
The use of standardized safety signs does not replace proper work methods, instructions and accident prevention training and/or measures. Education is an essential part of any system that provides safety information.
ISO 7010 is intended to be used with developing specific safety signing for their industry, to ensure that there is only one safety sign for each meaning. It is also intended that this International Standard be revised regularly to include safety signs as they are standardized by ISO, and which conform to the principles given in ISO 3864-1.