Current legislation recommends that from any given point within a building, occupants can easily identify their nearest safe escape route.
The use, application and correct siting of signs can make a major contribution to the effectiveness of good fire safety management and are required under the Health and Safety (Signs and Signals) Regulations 1996.
These Regulations state that:
- Employers must use safety signs wherever there is a risk to health and safety which cannot be controlled by other means.
- Safety signs must be of a specified type.
- All signs must contain a pictogram; text only signs are no longer acceptable.
- Signs must be properly maintained and adequately lit.
- Employers must ensure that signs are understood by employees.
Complete Fire Solutions supply and install fire safety signs covering emergency escape routes, location and identification of firefighting equipment, fire action instructions and other important signs expressing prohibition, warnings and mandatory information.
All of our signs meet the design criteria of the British Standard for Escape Route Signing – BS5499-4:2000.
Complete Fire Solutions can provide you with a full survey report to ensure you are in compliance with all relevant fire safety legislation
Fire exit signs
A fire exit route is a route that occupants would use to enter or leave a building including and in addition to the main entrance and exit route. The obligations under Fire Precaution and Health and Safety at Work Regulations and Legislation recommend that from any given point within a building, occupants can easily identify their nearest safe escape route. The use, application and correct sitting of signs can make a major contribution to the effectiveness of good fire safety management.
Fire extinguisher ID signs
All fire fighting appliances should be clearly marked and that they are easily accessible at all times. These signs can assist you in meeting those requirements. They also help with the training and education of employees, by identifying the contents of the extinguisher and the type of fires that it is both safe and unsafe to use on.