National laws and regulations / General scope
Ordinance No. 1532/2008 of December 29
Approves the Technical Regulation of Fire Safety in Buildings (SCIE).
Regulates the use of safety signs, namely:
> Materials ("rigid photoluminescent material").
> Dimensions and formats.
> Installation and types of signal attachment (depending on location).
> Adequacy of signs for different uses and types of risk of buildings.”
Decree-Law No. 220/2008 of November 12
Establishes the Legal Framework for Building Fire Safety (SCIE).”
Ordinance No. 1456-A / 95 of December 11
Regulates and defines the characteristics of safety signs according to Directive 92/58 /CEE (some pictograms, materials, shapes and colors).
Decree-Law No. 141/95 of June 14
Transposes to the Portuguese legal order the Directive 92/58/CEE.
Amended accordingly by Act No. 113/99 of August 3.
Law nº 102/2009 of November 14
Regulates the legal framework for promotion and prevention of safety and health at work, applying to all branches of activity.
Defines the emergency plan as a complement to safety signs.
Defines places of fixation, symbology and caption to use.
Defines some pictograms for security signs.
Defines colors and signals for the identification of pipes.