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Document ID (ISN)68679
CIS number 97-608
ISBN(s) 0-7176-1269-4
Year 1996
Convention or series no. OTH 95 499
Author(s) Webber G.M.B., Shipp M.P.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Review of emergency lighting and way-guidance systems for offshore structures
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, 1996. v, 77p. Illus. 101 ref. Price: GBP 25.00.
Abstract Current national and international codes and draft codes for emergency lighting and way-guidance systems are reviewed. Factors to be considered for application of the codes in hazardous areas are outlined, and emergency lighting standards and electrical and non-electrical way-guidance standards are assessed for potential application offshore. Findings from studies of the effects of smoke on the visibility of signs are also presented. While there is no single code that specifies appropriate criteria for offshore way-guidance systems, some current standards for emergency lighting remain applicable.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; offshore oil extraction; safety lighting; escape routes
Descriptors (secondary) hazardous locations; electric lighting equipment; comment on standard; visibility assessment; glossary; luminous signs
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Chemicals, plastics and rubber
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) First aid and emergency organization
Petroleum and natural gas industry
Lighting and colour