BS EN ISO 780:2015 pdf free.Packaging—Distribution packaging—Graphical symbols for handling and storage of packages.
BS EN ISO 780 specifies a set of graphical symbols conventionally used for marking of distribution packages in their physical distribution chain to convey handling instructions. The graphical symbols should be used only when necessary.
This International Standard is applicable to packages containing any kind of goods. but does not include instructions specific to handling of dangerous goods.
2 Normative references
The following documents, in whole or in part, are normatively referenced in this document and are indispensable for its application. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.
ISO 2331, Fork lift trucks — Hook-on type fork arms — Vocabulary
ISO 4306-1, Cranes — Vocabulary — Part 1: General
ISO 5053, Powered industrial trucks — Terminology
ISO 7000, Graphical symbols for use on equipment — Registered symbols
ISO 21067, Packaging — Vocabulary
3 Graphical Symbols
3.1 General
In order to ensure safe, proper and efficient handling of distribution packages, display, colour, size, number and position of graphical symbols shall be considered.
3.2 Display of graphical symbols
For large packages, graphical symbols should preferably be stencilled directly on the package or may appear on a label. It is recommended that the graphical symbols should be printed, painted or otherwise reproduced as specified in this International Standard. They need not be framed by border lines.
The graphical design of each symbol shall have only one meaning; symbols are purposely designed so that they can also be stencilled without changing the graphics. The change of the graphics, however, is accepted to facilitate the forming of stencil.
3.3 Colour of graphical symbols
The colour used for graphical symbols shall be black.
If the colour of the package is such that the black symbol would not show clearly, a panel of a suitable contrasting colour, preferably white, shall be provided as a background.
Care shall be taken to avoid the use of colours such as red, orange or yellow, which could result in confusion with the labelling of dangerous goods.
3.4 Size of graphical symbols
For normal purposes the overall height of the graphical symbols shall be 100mm, 150mm or 200mm.
Depending on the size or shape of the package; however, the size of the graphical symbols may be larger or smaller provided that the visibility of the graphical symbols is retained.
Different horizontal/vertical ratio may be applied to enhance the visibility of the graphical symbols provided that the original meaning is retained.
3.5 Number of graphical symbols
For graphical symbols No. 1, 2, 3. 8, and 13, how many graphical symbols shall be placed for a package is specified in Clause 4.
A package shall have a minimum number of types of graphical symbols as needed.
3.6 Position of graphical symbols
For graphical symbols No. 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10 and 13, at which position graphical symbols shall be placed on a package is specified in C1au4.
4 Meaning and requirements of the graphical symbols
4.1 General
Meaning and requirements for each symbol shall be indicated on distribution packages by using the
corresponding graphical symbols given in Tables 1 to 4.
For graphical symbols No. 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 15, 16 and 17, the prohibition symbol may be hand written. For graphical symbols No. 15 and 16, the number n” maybe corrected by hand.
NOTE Distribution packages will deteriorate as time passes and sometimes cannot withstand normal handling before they reach the final destination. In such case, according to the provisions of the distribution contract, we need to decide whether to stop shipping and storing them or to continue to use them by putting proper graphical symbols on them. In any case, handwritten symbols are partially accepted in this standard so that the proper symbols can be added to do the needful on the spot.BS EN ISO 780 pdf free download.