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Acoustics - Audible and other emergency evacuation signals

ISO 8201:2017 Publication Description:

ISO 8201:2017 specifies the requirements for an audible emergency evacuation signal intended to indicate without ambiguity, to all persons within the reception area of the signal, that an emergency situation (fire, gas leaks, explosion, nuclear radiation, etc.) requires immediate evacuation.

Two acoustic parameters of the audible emergency evacuation signal are defined: the temporal pattern and the required sound pressure level at all places within the intended reception area of the signal.

NOTE Recognition of the signal does not require the specification of its spectral content, which can be selected to satisfy specific site requirements.

The signal specified in this document is intended to be used in buildings, including but not limited to schools, hotels, residential buildings, public institutions and work places (such as factories and offices) The signal can also be used in outside areas.

ISO 8201:2017 is not applicable to warning signals, to signals for public disaster control or to alarm systems on board ships or in outdoor moving vehicles, such as police cars, fire engines and ambulances.

The individual signalling-system components of the signal are also out of the scope of this document.

International Classification for Standards (ICS)

ICS Classification Field ICS Field Sub-Group and Number
ICS-13-Environment ICS Alarm/Warning Systems (13.320)

ICS Related Standards

Cart Document Number Document Title
$68.00 ISO 11428:1996 Ergonomics - Visual danger signals - General requirements, design and testing
$68.00 ISO 11429:1996 Ergonomics - System of auditory and visual danger and information signals
$138.00 ISO 13475-1:1999 Acoustics -- Stationary audible warning devices used outdoors -- Part 1: Field measurements for determination of sound emission quantities
$138.00 ISO/TS 13475-2:2000 Acoustics -- Stationary audible warning devices used outdoors -- Part 2: Precision methods for determination of sound emission quantities
$103.00 ISO 7731:2003 Ergonomics - Danger signals for public and work areas - Auditory danger signals
$45.00 ISO 8201:1987 Acoustics - Audible emergency evacuation signal
$136.00 JIS S 0014:2013 Ergonomics -- Accessible design -- Sound pressure levels of auditory signals for consumer products