Escape route guidance system
The escape route must also be visible if smoke develops
In a fire, the smoke that develops rises because of the heat. Escape route marking placed higher up will be rendered invisible by the smoke. The ideal escape route guidance system is therefore applied close to the ground.
ISO 16069, ISO 15370 and IMO resolution A.752(18)
There are various rules and standards for escape route guidance systems. Proper interpretation and correct use of these guidelines ensures that the escape routes can be clearly seen, even during evacuation in the dark. ISO standards such as ISO-16096 and ISO-15370 and the SOLAS and IMO resolution A.752(18) provide clear guidelines for various areas of application.
Implementation of Low Location Lighting (LLL)
In the maritime sector, escape route guidance systems are implemented as Low-location lighting.
The implementation of an LLL system begins with drawing up a signage plan that corresponds to the escape route approach; this will be presented for approval to the competent authority. The entire system is then installed by Blomsma Signs & Safety using certified materials so that the performance of the light emission can be measured. The measurement is carried out by trained and certified personnel under the supervision of the inspection agency. Blomsma Signs & Safety is responsible for the entire process of engineering, installing and measuring through to certification in accordance with ISO 15370.