There has been much in the industry press regarding the new safety signs standard ISO 7010. A lot of the coverage has implied that all companies must change their safety signs in order to comply. This scaremongering has led to many companies making expensive but not necessarily required signage purchases. Yes there is new legislation, and yes a lot of the safety symbols have changed but you don't need to rip out all your existing signage and start again.
Here at Stocksigns we recommend certain guidelines which means our customers fulfil their legal obligations without breaking the bank. We advise that you don't need to change all your signs to ISO 7010 but if you require a new sign, or a replacement sign, yes, you should be insisting on ISO 7010 symbols. However as 'best practice' you shouldn't really mix symbols from the old and new standards. This is particularly important when considering fire escape signage where old and new styles should not be used together (see our Fire Safety Pack offer below which includes two ISO 7010 compliant emergency escape signs). We no longer manufacture the old symbols as standard but if you need to add a sign and your existing signs are all BS 5499 and you don't want to mix signs from different legislative standards, we can, for a limited time, provide it as a custom made sign. A little more expensive than our standard catalogue products but much cheaper than replacing all your signage, which many of the less scrupulous sign companies in the market would have you believe is your only option.
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