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ISO/TS 20559-2020 pdf free download.Graphical symbols – Safety colours and safety signs一Guidance for the development and use of a safety signing system.
6 System component selection plan
6.1 General
The scope of an organization’s safety signing system will depend in part on the nature of the organization’s activities and the health and safety risks related to those activities. A safety signing system component selection plan should be created to document the decisions that were made to specify each system component. The component selection plan should include information related to each of the criteria provided in this clause.
6.2 Use of risk assessments and the hierarchy of controls
Today’s risk assessment methodologies recognize the fact that not every risk in a facility can be completely eliminated. The organization’s safety signing system serves to communicate important information concerning residual risks, serving an essential role in the continued safety and health of the organization’s people.
The planning of an effective safety signing system begins as an outcome of an organization’s risk assessments, including risk assessments associated with emergency preparedness. In connection with the hierarchy of controls, the components of a safety signing system assist the organization to control risk in a variety of ways (see ISO 45001:2018, 8.1.2 and A.8.1.2). Examples include, but are not limited to:
— the communication of the proper identification of processes, operations and materials (e.g. pipe markings, tank markings, safety instructions, safety signs for accident prevention);
— the communication of instructional information related to the safe use of equipment and the safe execution of processes (e.g. product safety labels, safety signs for accident prevention);
— the communication of engineering controls (e.g. safety signs for accident prevention that notify personnel of requirements to keep guards in place during operation, to use adequate ventilation or to isolate power sources before performing maintenance);
— the communication of administrative controls (e.g. the reinforcement of safety training and awareness of security policies using safety signs for accident prevention, safety notices, work permits and prohibited access);
— the communication of the need to use adequate personal protective equipment (e.g. the use of safety signs for accident prevention and product safety labels that prescribe the use of specific personal protective equipment in defined areas or when specific processes are taking place);
— the communication of emergency preparedness procedures (e.g. the delineation of egress routes with escape and safety way guidance system components, escape map/plan signs, fire and safety equipment signs, and instructional signs for the safe use of fire and safety equipment such as fire extinguishers and automated external defibrillators).
The safety signing system component selection plan should note the risk assessment documentation relevant to the selection of each group of safety sign system components.
6.3 Selection of the type of signing system component and its content
When it is determined by a risk assessment that a safety signing system component is needed to assist the organization to control a residual risk, the organization should:
— choose the type of safety sign system component(s) that will best communicate the needed safety message (see the list of components specified in Clause 5)
— use the latest version of the ISO standard related to that type of safety sign system component to design the safety sign, label or marking (see Bibliography);
— check the latest version of ISO 7010 for relevant registered safety signs to include in the design of the component (all safety signs are available on the ISO online browsing platform at https://www .iso,org/obp.)
— decide whether or not to include supplementary text, symbols or both to assist in communicating the component’s intended message;
— choose the right material for each group of safety sign system components in relation to their planned installation positions according to £7.
The safety signing system selection plan should document the choices made for each of these content- related and material-related decisions for each group of safety sign system components.
6.4 Consistency
Consistency in the formatting, colours, symbols and supplementary information displayed on safety signing system components can help people to more easily recognize and understand their safety messages. Conformity to the design principles for safety sign system components as defined by the standards listed in the Bibliography will help to ensure consistency with international best practices in safety sign and marking design.
The organization’s safety signing system selection plan should specify the ISO standards related to each group of safety signing system components.
6.5 Comprehension training
When possible, the target audience for an organization’s safety signs should be trained in the meaning of the safety signing system components. Displaying informative charts that explain the meaning of the types of components and the symbols used on components can be helpful to increase recognition and understanding.
The safety signing system selection plan should note if comprehension training of the meaning of one or more safety signing components will be done for specific groups of people.
6.6 Use of combination signs and multiple signs
6.6.1 General
Combination sign formats use an ISO 7010 safety sign and one or more associated supplementary signs to communicate safety information about a single potential hazard.
Multiple sign formats combine two or more ISO 7010 safety signs and associated supplementary signs on the same rectangular carrier to convey safety information about two or more potential hazards on a single sign.
Both types of formats are useful for efficiently communicating safety information. See ISO 3864-1 for example layouts.
Supplementary signs should, however, not alter the safety message of the safety sign associated with the supplementary sign, nor use the safety message of another safety sign.ISO/TS 20559 pdf download.

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