ISO 7010:2011 prescribes safety signs for the purposes of accident prevention, fire protection, health hazard information and emergency evacuation.

The shape and colour of each safety sign are according to ISO 3864-1 and the design of the graphical symbols is according to ISO 3864-3.

ISO 7010:2011 is applicable to all locations where safety issues related to people need to be addressed. However, it is not applicable to the signalling used for guiding rail, road, river, maritime and air traffic and, in general, to those sectors subject to a regulation which may differ with regard to certain points of ISO 7010:2011 and of the ISO 3864 series.

ISO 7010:2011 specifies the safety sign originals that may be scaled for reproduction and application purposes.

ISO TC 145 SC2 is the Technical committee responsible for the standardisation of graphical symbols for safety signs and is composed of world experts in the field of safety signs and safety way guidance systems. This Technical Committee is responsible also for other key Standards in the field of photoluminescent signs and materials.