Fire signage has become confusing in recent times due to the lack of trained professional’s offering free site surveys and detailed fire risk assessment. The current British Standard 5499 Part 10 is in force to improve public safety by providing clear guidance on the usage of safety signage and fire safety signage and is intended to be installed in situations where the need for safety signs is required.
At Fire and Electrical Safety all our field staff are highly trained and offer clear advice. Correctly identifying the requirements of any premises for fire safety signs, in particular, the means of escape signage to ensure a clear and safe passage of escape As per BS 5499 Part 4, this process is far more complex than selecting signs from a catalogue and can have far more reaching implications. Fire signage is used in many different forms and in as many different environments. Safety and fire safety signage is a major section of any fire risk assessment covering areas such as fire exit signs, mandatory signs and prohibition signs, but even just carrying out a fire risk assessment doesn’t offer your business any guidance in which signs should be installed.
Fire exit signage also known as running man sign or directional sign provide clear instruction to your fire escape routes and exits. Any incorrect signage installed along escape routes confuses staff and visitors and delays evacuation of any building. Mandatory signage are signs that instruct a person what they are able to do, for example, on fire doors the signage are blue circle signs instructing a person to close or lock such a door. Prohibition signage are signs that instruct a person what they are not allowed to do, for example, no smoking signs are red circles with a line through the middle signs instructing a person not to smoke in an area or building. Making the right choice of sign is easy, just call Fire & Electrical Safety Ltd for a FREE sign survey in Milton Keynes and surrounding areas.