SR EN 981+A1:2009

Safety of machinery - System of auditory and visual danger and information signals

To reduce risks associated with misinterpretation of visual and auditory danger signals, a system of danger and information signals is specified taking into account the different degrees of urgency. This European Standard is applicable to all danger and information signals which have to be clearly perceived and differentiated as specified in 5.3 of EN 292-2:1991, by other requirements or by the work situation, and to all degrees of urgency – from extreme urgency to an ALL CLEAR situation. Where visual signals are to be complementary to sound signals, the signal character is specified for both. This European Standard does not apply to certain fields covered by specific standards or other conventions in force (international or national); in particular, fire alarms, medical alarms, alarms used in the field of public transport, navigation signals and signals for special fields of activity (for example, military). When new signals are being planned, however, this European Standard should be considered in order to avoid inconsistency. For auditory signals, the system of signal chara


Status : Valid
Approval date : 2/27/2009
Publish date : 3/1/2009
Number of pages : 16
ICS : 13.110 Safety of machinery
Technical Committee : 54 - Ergonomics

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