The implementation of NEN-EN-ISO 7010 “Graphical symbols – Safety colors and signs – Registered safety signs” has major consequences for the escape route markings. Were you used to the down arrow indicating the direction of flight straight ahead, now the arrows point up.
Why is this?
In 2012, ISO 7010 was adopted as the European standard. When a European standard is published, the agreement in European countries is that all conflicting national standards will be withdrawn or amended; the relevant European standard is also adopted nationally. In time, all arrows will point upwards for the direction of flight straight ahead and “the men” will be in the doors.
The pictograms according to NEN-EN 7010 are suitable for new construction, but also if you want to replace all existing pictograms in a building. The pictograms according to NEN 6088 are suitable for existing buildings. Although this standard was withdrawn in 2013, you can still order these pictograms for the time being. It is not allowed to use the pictograms according to NEN 6088 NEN-EN-ISO 7010 together.
It is very easy to change the pictogram of the Betalux emergency lighting. This can be very useful if the escape route changes regularly, such as in tents at festivals, for example. Click here to see the explanation of the Betalux emergency lighting.
Many other pictograms are also available for the escape route indications, such as texts in different languages and symbols. In addition, a personalized pictogram can be produced on request.