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ISO/CD 16069
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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 http://www.iso.ch, 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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