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ISO/CD 16069
Res. A.752(18)
Res. MSC.61(67)
Res. MSC.57(67)
Inspection of LLL

ISO/DIS 16069 Safety Way Guidance Systems (SWGS) ISO (International Organization for Standardization ), TC/CEN-145 (EUs Technical Committee), DIN (Deutches Insitut für Normung) and ANSI (American National Standard Institute) have during the recent years worked to obtain consensus on ISO/DIS 16069 which will standardize SWGS (Safety Way Guidance Systems) throughout the world. A person finding himself in an emergency situation in the subways of Paris, London, Oslo, Madrid, New York or in a hospital in Japan or China, will never have any difficulty in "reading" and understanding the SWGS' standardized escape-route symbols.

ISO 16069 graphical symbols was agreed upon November 2001 and the "Draft International Standard ISO/DIS 16069 (ISO/TC 145/SC2, secretariat DIN) Graphical symbols - Safety Signs - Safety Way Guidance systems (SWGS)" had a voting termination 2003-03-24 over the use of PL (Photoluminescent) and EL (electrical) powered LLL/SWGS.

Metal Safe Sign offers cost-effective passive safety way guidance systems (SWGS) according to ISO 16069 / DIN 67510 Part III / ANSI Store order # X173390. These are now approved as standards and have taken effect world wide for all public buildings, hotels and all other buildings where the public has free access.

As a reference can be mentioned that the newly renovated Oslo County Jail, has entirely been outfitted only with PL-products and passed the Fire Inspections with "flying colors". No EL-SWGS was needed due to the extreme good afterglow effects of the new Strontium Alumninate based products on high- and low-placed SWGS. Further, all public buildings in New York larger than 25 sqm must comply to these standards.

More information on ISO/DIS 16069
If you want to keep up to date with the progress of the standard, visit the following website.

You can find this information and more on, and do the following:

  • Under the title "Standards Development", click on "List of Technical Committees"

  • Scroll down to "TC 145 Graphical Symbols" and click on it

  • Scroll down to the second box for "Committees" and click on "TC145/SC2"

  • Click on "ISO Technical Program" and click on "ISO/DIS 16069".

Please contact us if you encounter any problems navigating or have any questions regarding the new legislature.


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