Surfaces and Symbols for Delivering Your Message

Symbols are widely used to convey clear information or messages. Some are bespoke, reflecting the technology, organisation or industry sector. Others are more formal and widely used in multi-agency applications, such as the symbology used in UK Civil Protection guidance documents and briefings. Symbols and commonly understood terminology facilitate information exchange and enable “at-a-glance” situational awareness – highlighting hazards, assets and resources to support informed decision making.