Industrial & Chemical sector

Standards and laws in the industrial and chemical sector

The chemicals and industrial sector features complex plants, with unclear situations and surroundings. Below you will find a selection of the laws and regulations Blomsma Signs & Safety adheres to which are specific to this sector.

ISO16069

Graphical symbols — Safety signs
Safety way guidance systems (SWGS)

Scope: Onshore


Describes the principles governing the design and application of visual components used to create a safety way guidance system (SWGS).
ISO organisation » ISO16069

ISO3864:1

Graphical symbols — Safety colours and safety signs
Part 1: Design principles for safety signs and safety markings

Scope: Onshore


Establishes the safety identification colours and design principles for safety signs and safety markings.
ISO organisation » ISO3864:1

ISO3864:2

Graphical symbols — Safety colours and safety signs
Part 2: Design principles for product safety labels

Scope: Onshore


Establishes additional principles for the design of safety labels for products.
ISO organisation » ISO3864:2

ISO3864:3

Graphical symbols — Safety colours and safety signs
Part 3: Design principles for graphical symbols for use in safety signs

Scope: Onshore


Gives principles, criteria and guidance for the design of graphical symbols for use in safety signs.
ISO organisation » ISO3864:3

ISO3864:4

Graphical symbols — Safety colours and safety signs
Part 4: Colorimetric and photometric properties of safety sign materials

Scope: Onshore


Establishes the colorimetric and photometric requirements and test methods for the colours of safety signs.
ISO organisation » ISO3864:4

ISO7010

Graphical symbols — Safety colours and safety signs
Registered safety signs

Scope: Onshore


Prescribes safety signs for the purposes of accident prevention, fire protection, health hazard information and emergency evacuation.
ISO organisation » ISO7010

ISO23601

Safety identification — Escape and evacuation plan signs

Scope: Onshore


Establishes design principles for displayed escape plans.
ISO organisation » ISO23601

ISO17398

Safety colours and safety signs — Classification, performance and durability of safety signs

Scope: Onshore


Specifies requirements for a performance-related classification system for safety signs.
ISO organisation » ISO17398

ISO7001

Graphical symbols — Public information symbols

Scope: Onshore


Specifies graphical symbols for the purposes of public information.
ISO organisation » ISO7001

EU 92/58

Safety and health signs

Scope: European Union


Defines the minimum requirements for the provision of safety and/or health signs at work.
EUR-Lex (European Union Law) » EU 92/58

EU 1999/92/EG – ATEX 153

ATEX Explosion Safety Guidelines

Scope of applicability: Country – National and International


The ATEX 153 directive is about the minimum requirements for protecting the health of employees and ensuring their safety in the presence of explosive atmospheres.

European Commission >> Directive 1999/92/EC ATEX 153

EU GHS

CLP/GHS – Classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures

Scope: European Union


Defines classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures.
European Commission » EU GHS