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

ISO20560

Safety information for the content of piping systems and tanks — Part 1: Piping systems

Scope: Country – National and International


This document specifies safety information for overground piping systems related to the content of the piping system and associated hazards for the purpose of accident prevention, reducing risks to health and providing information for use in case of an emergency.
ISO organisation » ISO20560

ISO20559

Graphical symbols – Safety colours and safety signs – Guidance for the development and use of a safety signing system

Scope: Country – National and International


This document serves to complement the basic standards for safety signs: the ISO 3864 series, ISO 7010, ISO 16069, ISO 23601 and ISO 17398, as well as ISO 45001. This document contains recommendations and explanations on the practical application of safety signs to form a system of communication intended to reduce risk.
ISO organisation » ISO20559

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