ISO 8468:2007 specifies the functional requirements for bridge configuration, bridge arrangement, bridge workstations and bridge environment. Guidelines have been drawn up for the methods and solutions to meet the functional requirements. The requirements in ISO 8468:2007 apply to all bridge functions.
The purpose of ISO 8468:2007 is to assist the operator(s) and pilot by providing a workplace that is conducive to safe and effective operation. It also aims to specify bridge requirements, which will secure safe and efficient operation of the ship berth-to-berth regardless of the watchkeeping arrangement in place at a particular time. ISO 8468:2007 should be used in support of the aims in SOLAS Chapter V Regulation 15.
Requirements and guidance on the human element aspects of the bridge system (e.g. training, procedures) are not given.
The main use of ISO 8468:2007 will be for designing ships' bridges. ISO 8468:2007 will also be useful to specifiers and procurers of ships and bridge equipment, operators, and owners for ensuring that changes made to the bridge through the life of a ship continue to conform to these requirements.
ISO 8468:2007 is applicable to seagoing ships. Annex A of ISO 8468:2007 applies to high speed craft.