ISO 7010:2003

Graphical symbols -- Safety colours and safety signs -- Safety signs used in workplaces and public areas

ISO 7010:2003 prescribes safety signs for the purposes of accident prevention, fire protection, health hazard information and emergency evacuation.

The shape and colour required to be used for each sign, as prescribed by ISO 3864-1, is given together with the graphical symbols contained within each sign.

ISO 7010:2003 is generally applicable to safety signs in workplaces and all locations and all sectors where safety-related questions may be posed. 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 ISO 7010:2003 and of ISO 3864-1.

ISO 7010:2003 specifies the safety sign originals that may be scaled for reproduction and application purposes.

Supplementary text signs may be used in conjunction with these safety signs to improve comprehension.

IMPORTANT -- The colours represented in the electronic file of this International Standard can be neither viewed on screen nor printed as true representations. Although the copies of this International Standard printed by ISO have been produced to correspond (with an acceptable tolerance as judged by the naked eye) to the requirements of ISO 3864-1, it is not intended that these printed copies be used for colour matching. Instead consult ISO 3864-1 which provides colorimetric and photometric properties together with, as a guideline, references from colour order systems.


General information

  • Status :  Withdrawn
    Publication date : 2003-10
  • Edition : 1
  • :
    ISO/TC 145/SC 2
    Safety identification, signs, shapes, symbols and colours
  • 01.080.20
    Graphical symbols for use on specific equipment
    01.080.10
    Public information symbols. Signs. Plates. Labels

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