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.