STANDARD FOR DESIGN, INSTALLATION, INSPECTION, TESTING AND MAINTENANCE OF SAFETY WAY GUIDANCE SYSTEM
1.1 This Standard covers the principles governing the design and application of visual components used
to create a safety way guidance system (SWGS) and requirements for the installation, inspection, testing
and maintenance of SWGS.
1.2 This Standard contains general principles valid both for electrically powered and for
photoluminescent components. Special information which is related to the type of component is given to
assist in defining the environment of use, choice of material, layout, installation and maintenance of
NOTE: This Standard recognizes that a safety way guidance systems may have additional features or functions differing from those
detailed in these requirements, if the features or functions enhance the life safety of the occupants of the building.
1.3 This Standard does not provide guidance for egress safety evaluations. Applications with different
risks to the occupants typically require different layouts and types of SWGS. SWGS is to be reviewed by
1.4 This Standard also does not include the special considerations of possible tactile or audible
components of SWGS, nor does it include requirements for high mounted components of the emergency
egress / emergency means of egress lighting, especially the design and application of emergency egress /
emergency means of egress lighting.
1.5 The installation of components not covered by these requirements shall be in accordance with good
engineering practice and manufacturer's published installation instructions.