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Current Projects


  • We are currently developing the safety education part of our website so that it is interactive and can be used by teachers throughout the UK to teach children from the ages of 4-19 about the grammar of safety signs.

  • The HSSA are participating in the progression of a British Standard entitled "The Use of Safety Signs in Educational Materials" to ensure that the way that the grammar of safety signs is taught to children is of the highest standard possible.

  • Our continued representation at both British and International Standards Committees concerned with the development of graphical symbol and safety sign standards worldwide keeps us at the forefront of industry advancements.

  • A new HSSA Code of Practice is underway which will include all the latest scientific and industry knowledge. The code will ultimately provide new information on the following:

    • Regulations/standards.
    • The application and use of safety signs.
    • Viewing distances and sizes.
    • Durability of safety signs.
    • Safety way guidance systems.
    • Escape plans.
    • Product safety labels

  • The HSSA has an active and on-going marketing campaign to attract new support and expand membership.

 

 

 

Standards

 

Standards which we are currently helping to develop or review include:

British Standards

BS 5499-4: 2000 - Safety signs, including fire safety signs. Code of practice for escape route signing.
BS 5499-8: Safety signs, including fire safety signs - Specification for photoluminescent safety signs.*
BS 5499-10: 2006: Safety signs, including fire safety signs - Code of practice for the use of safety signs, including fire safety signs.

* Under development.

International Standards

BS ISO 7010: 2011 - Graphical symbols - Safety colours and safety signs - Registered safety signs.
BS ISO 9186-1: 2007 - Graphical symbols - Test methods - Methods for testing comprehensibility.
BS ISO 3864-1: 2011 - Graphical symbols - Safety colours and safety signs - Part 1: Design principles for safety signs and safety markings.
BS ISO 3864-3: 2012 - Graphical symbols - Safety colours and safety signs - Part 3: Design principles for graphical symbols for use in safety signs.
BS ISO 3864-4: 2011 - Graphical symbols - Safety colours and safety signs - Part 4: Colorimetric and photometric properties of safety sign materials.
BS ISO 16069: 2004 - Graphical symbols. Safety signs. Safety way guidance systems (SWGS).
BS ISO 17398: 2004 Safety colours and safety signs. Classification, performance and durability of safety signs.