Offshore & Marine sector

Standards and laws in the Offshore & Marine sector

Ship and platform construction is generally very compact, which imposes very high demands on the safety signage. 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

ISO24409-1

Ships and marine technology

Scope: Marine – Maritime and Offshore


Design, location and use of shipboard safety signs, safety-related signs, safety notices and safety markings.
ISO organisation » ISO24409-1

ISO24409-2

Ships and marine technology

Scope: Marine – Maritime and Offshore


Design, location and use of shipboard safety signs, safety-related signs, safety notices and safety markings – Part 2: Catalogue.
ISO organisation » ISO24409-2

ISO24409-3

Ships and marine technology

Scope: Marine – Maritime and Offshore


Design, location and use of shipboard safety signs, safety-related signs, safety notices and safety markings – Part 3: Code of Practice.
ISO organisation » ISO24409-3

ISO15370

Ships and marine technology.

Scope: Marine – Maritime and Offshore


Low Location Lighting (LLL) on passenger ships.
ISO organisation » ISO15370

ISO17631

Ships and marine technology.

Scope: Marine – Maritime and Offshore


Shipboard plans for fire protection, life-saving appliances and means of escape.
ISO organisation » ISO17631

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 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

Norsok L-004

Piping fabrication, installation, flushing and testing.

Scope: Marine – Offshore


Piping fabrication, installation, flushing and testing.
Standards Norway » Norsok L-004

IMO-A.691(17)

Safety instructions to passengers

Scope: Marine – Maritime


Regulations on providing emergency instructions to passengers.
International Maritime Organisation » IMO-A.691(17) (PDF download)

IMO-A.1116(30)

Escape route signs and equipment location markings

Scope: Marine – Maritime


Defines symbols for the marking of escape route, firefighting equipment and rescue equipment.
International Maritime Organisation » IMO-A.1116(30) (PDF download)

IMO-A.752(18)

Low location lighting systems on passenger ships.

Scope: Marine – Maritime and Offshore


Guidelines for the evaluation, testing and application of low-location lighting on passenger ships.
International Maritime Organisation » IMO-A.752(18) (PDF download)

IMO-A.952(23)

Graphical symbols for shipboard fire control plans

Scope: Marine – Maritime


Defines the design principles for fire control plans and the registered symbols to be used.
International Maritime Organisation » IMO-A.952(23) (PDF download)