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Standards and Regulations

This page aims to assist those with the responsibility of fire safety management with guidance, legislation requirements and recommendations on good safety signing practices. Those interested in improving health and safety issues onboard ship or in offshore locations might also find the information provided useful.

Jalite photoluminescent signs and products are defined in conformance with international standards and regulations. Below is a list of standards that you might find useful when searching for reference material. Certificates of conformity are available upon request.

ISO 17631:2002

Ships and marine technology - shipboard plans for fire protection, life-saving appliances and means of escape.

ISO 15370:2010

Ships and marine technology - Low-location lighting on passenger ships - Arrangement.

SOLAS Consolidated Edition

Chapter II-2 Regulation 20 Fire control plans and fire drills.
Chapter II-2 Regulation 28 Means of escape.
Chapter III Regulation 9.2 Operating instructions.

IMO Resolution A.752 (18)

Guidelines for the evaluation, testing and application of low location lighting on passenger ships.

BS EN ISO 7010:2012+A7:2017

Graphical symbols - safety colours and safety signs - safety signs used in workplaces and public areas.

BS ISO 9186-1:2014

Graphical symbols - Test methods - Methods for testing comprehensibility.

BS ISO 3864-1:2011

Graphical symbols - Safety colours & safety signs Part 1: Design principles for safety signs & safety markings.

BS ISO 3864-3:2012

Graphical symbols - Safety colours & safety signs Part 3: Design principles for graphical symbols for use in safety signs.

BS ISO 17398:2004

Safety colours and safety signs - Classification, performance and durability of safety signs.

BS ISO 16069:2004

Graphical symbols - Safety signs - Safety way guidance systems (SWGS).

DIN 67 510 Part 1:2009

Deutsche Normen Standard. Test method for luminance performance.

DIN 67 510 Part 4:2008

Deutsche Normen Standard. Luminance performance requirements for photoluminescent materials.


ISO International Organization for Standardization
BSI British Standards Institution
MED Marine Equipment Directive
LLOYDS Lloyd's Register Type Approval
PSPA Photoluminescent Safety Products Association
IMO International Maritime Organization Marine Safety SOLAS Convention

Certification, Accreditation & Approvals

Jalite photoluminescent materials have been tested to achieve Lloyds Type Approval certification for marine, offshore, industrial and commercial application for safety signs and escape route illumination systems.

Jalite photoluminescent Low Location Lighting system has Marine Equipment Directive certification under
Annex A.1/3.4 it meets the requirements under
- Solas Life-Saving Appliances
- Fire Retardance:
IEC6092-101 & DIN 53438 Part 3
- Luminance Test:
DIN 67510 Part 1
DIN 67510 Part 4
IMO Resolution A.752(18)
ISO 15370: 2010

Jalite Photoluminescent Low Location Lighting System

The Low Location Lighting Systems available from Jalite conform to SOLAS IMO Regulation a.752(18) for the specification and installation as well as ISO 15370 for the luminance performance of the photoluminescent material components.

Regulations II-2/28 and II-2/41-2 of the SOLAS Convention: All passenger ships carrying more than 36 passengers, the means of escape, including stairways and exits, should be marked by a Low Location Lighting ( LLL ) system at all points of the escape route.

Guidance for an effective safety signing
system in a marine environment

Meanings of Arrows

Escape Route Signs are required at every decision making point to indicate a change of level,
change of direction and to identify escape doors. Below is an explanation of the meanings of
each directional arrow when used on an escape route sign.

4680G - Jalite Assemble Station Right
4680G 150 x 300mm
4680L 100 x 200mm

  • Proceed to the right from here (indicating direction of travel)
4683G - Jalite Assemble Station Left
4683G 150 x 300mm
4683L 100 x 200mm

  • Proceed to the left from here (indicating direction of travel)
4688G - Jalite Assemble Station Up
4688G 150 x 300mm
4688L 100 x 200mm

  • Proceed forward from here (indicating direction of travel)
  • Proceed forward and through from here; when sign is located above door (indicating direction of travel)
  • Proceed forward and up from here (indicating direction of travel)
4681G - Jalite Assemble Station Down
4681G 150 x 300mm
4681L 100 x 200mm

  • Proceed down from here (indicating direction of travel)
4684G - Jalite Assemble Station Down Right
4684G 150 x 300mm
4684L 100 x 200mm

  • Proceed down to the right from here (indicating direction of travel)
4685G - Jalite Assemble Station Down Left
4685G 150 x 300mm
4685L 100 x 200mm

  • Proceed down to the left from here (indicating direction of travel)
4686G - Jalite Assemble Station Up Right
4686G 150 x 300mm
4686L 100 x 200mm

  • Proceed up to the right from here (indicating direction of travel)
4687G - Jalite Assemble Station Up Left
4687G 150 x 300mm
4687L 100 x 200mm
  • Proceed up to the left from here (indicating direction of travel)

Why the need for safety signs?

Safety signs are a requirement to protect the health and safety of the employees and anyone onboard ship or offshore. For an effective safety signing system, signs should be of a similar style, design and format. A good way to achieve this, is to ensure that your signs conform to standards.

Escape Route Location Signs

Escape route location signs are signs that identify the direction of travel towards an exit.

Emergency Exit and Emergency Door Release Equipment Signs

Doors that incorporate security devices, especially doors specifically designated for escape should use signs to indicate operating instructions. These signs speed egress and reduce evacuation time.

Safe Condition Signs

First aid equipment, location and emergency instruction for people with special needs signs are categorized within safe condition signs. These signs should be prominently displayed.

Mandatory Notices

Mandatory notices help in preventing the spread of fire by informing occupants be it in onboard ship or offshore locations of the mandatory requirements. These notices should be displayed prominently and can be used as part of a formal fire safety training.

Fire Action Charts

It is a legislation requirement that all occupants onboard ship or on offshore locations must be informed of fire safety information. Fire action charts include instructions on what to do in the event of a fire. Siting fire action charts conspicuously throughout a vessel/offshore location alongside a full complement of safety signs helps to reinforce formal training and act as a constant reminder.

It is recommended that you choose a fire action chart which is simple, includes a step-by-step instruction and one that uses graphical symbols from Standards to increase comprehension.

Fire Alarm and Fire Fighting Equipment Signs

Legislation requires that any non-automatic fire-fighting equipment (fire extinguishers, alarms etc.) provided should be easy to access, simple to use and indicated by signs. You can meet this requirement by siting signs conspicuously above the equipment to locate, on the equipment to identify and if necessary, include a sign that has simple instructions on how to operate the equipment.

Also to greatly reduce risks of the inappropriate use of fire extinguishers, it is highly recommended that you include a fire extinguisher identification that shows the type of extinguisher and the type of fire it can or cannot be used on.

Hazardous Materials and Atmospheres Signs

Hazard warning signs are a legislation requirement, unless deemed unnecessary by a risk assessment. Jalite AAA Hazard Warning signs are designed according to guidance from applicable international standards.

Prohibition Signs

Legislation states that, after a hazard has been identified and measures have been taken to inform occupants, an appropriate control measure should also be reinforced. Jalite AAA prohibition signs are designed in conformance with applicable international standards.

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