New security features for escape and rescue plans the new DIN has arrived! After a long wait it is end of 2010 has been releasing: the new DIN ISO 23601:2009 “Security marking of escape and rescue plans”. The escape and rescue plan is used to display the escape and rescue routes of first aid facilities of the fire protection equipment for self help, and the rules for behavior in case of fire and accidents. He serves as a guidance and instruction – training aid for employees and is essential for the Fire Department as the basis of their deployment plan. Of course, you need a lot of expertise and knowledge in the field of fire protection to professionally create these plans. The escape and rescue plans are required in the various regulations (e.g. section 4 (4) of the workplace regulations, BGV A8 18 and annex 3) because insufficient created plans can have fatal consequences in case of emergency. The escape and rescue plans are currently based on the following “” Create rules: DIN 4844-2 2003-09: displaying signs of safety DIN 4844-3 2003-09: escape and rescue plans workplace rule ASR A1 3: safety and health indicator “workplace rule ASR A2 3: escape routes, emergency exits, escape and rescue plan” with introduction of the new DIN EN 23601 there is changes in the creation of escape and rescue plans.

So for example the safety mark must be represented 3864-1 and ISO 7010 according to ISO. Other changes include: the location point is no longer yellow and blue pictured the escape direction indication in the hallways are represented no longer escape sign, but green arrows become the escape character at the end of the flight path and upon reaching the stairs area used to identify but the indicator from the ASR A1. 3 and DIN 4844-2 in Germany will continue to apply. But these new DIN is seen above, ISO 23601 according to revise. This means: If just one revision or creation of escape and rescue plans before themselves who should do this after previous regulation (ASR), because only then you can take the presumption in claims. Be formally denied the application of the new international DIN but cannot of course. More information: news /… Nina Buchstedt