Wednesday, 6 January 2016

New ISO standards - ISO 22322 and ISO 22324

Two new ISO standards of interest have been issued recently (December 2015). They are:

ISO 22324:2015 - Societal security -- Emergency management -- Guidelines for colour-coded alerts

ISO 22324:2015 provides guidelines for the use of colour codes to inform people at risk as well as first response personnel about danger and to express the severity of a situation. It is applicable to all types of hazard in any location.

This International Standard does not cover the method for displaying colour codes, detailed ergonomic considerations related with viewing displays, or safety signs covered by ISO 3864‑1.

ISO 22322:2015 - Societal security -- Emergency management -- Guidelines for public warning

ISO 22322:2015 provides guidelines for developing, managing, and implementing public warning before, during, and after incidents.

This International Standard is applicable to any organization responsible for public warning. It is applicable at all levels, from local up to international.

Before planning and implementing the public warning system, risks and consequences of potential hazards are assessed. This process is not part of this International Standard.
For more details, see ISO.

Posted by Dr. Tim Sandle