ISO/TC 8/SC 1/WG 3 NXXX
ISO TC 8/SC 1/WG 3
Part 2 - Ships and marine technology − Catalogue of shipboard safety signs and notices and guidelines for use
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International Standard ISO/WDxxx-2 was prepared by Technical Committee ISO/TC 8 Ships and marine technology, Sub-committee SC 1 Lifesaving and fire protection. It is intended to provide the shipbuilding and marine industry with a uniform method of providing safety signs aboard ships and marine installations of any type. International Standard ISO/WDxxx-2 is the second part of a three part standard.
The lack of a common approach to the safety signage on board ships has been recognised by the industry during the recent past. This in consideration of the increasing number of passengers, and associated crew members with a low knowledge about ships, travelling and of the need to standardise visual information to be given under emergency conditions.
It has been also recognised the necessity, on an international basis, of providing people who may be present on a ship with the safety indications as close as possible to the ones they may found in land-based facilities.