Fire Safety Signage: Simple Yet Effective
Under UK health and safety law, businesses are required to display clear and legible fire safety signage to show employees, customers, and service users the closest exit routes in emergency evacuations or the location of fire-fighting equipment.
Fire safety signage is extremely simple yet cost-effective, and includes signs for:
- Emergency exits
- Fire doors
- Assembly Points
- Refuge Points
- Fire extinguishers
However, an effective fire signage strategy is not simply a case of putting up a few signs around the workplace. The positioning of each sign, ensuring it is unobstructed and appropriately placed, is critical; poorly situated signs could be confusing in an emergency, leading to delayed evacuation and, potentially, serious injuries or death.