1.1 This Code is a recommendatory document for
alarms and indicators. It is intended to provide general design guidance
and to promote uniformity of type, location and priority for those
alarms and indicators which are required by the 1974 SOLAS Convention,
as amended, MARPOL 73/78 as amended, and
associated instruments (IBC, BCH, IGC, Gas Carrier, HSC, 1989 MODU, Nuclear Merchant Ships, Diving
and IMDG Codes, 1993 Torremolinos Protocol and Guidelines for IGC
and Standards for VEC).
1.2 In order to achieve similar uniformity, the
Code also serves as guidance for alarms and indicators included in
IMO instruments, other than those referred to in 1.1.
1.3 The Code applies to shipboard alarms and indicators
on ships constructed on or after 1 July 1996. The Code also applies
to major modifications to, or new installations of, alarms and indicators
carried out on or after 1 July 1996.