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Snowdonia Fire & Security offers advice on the type and location of fire safety signs required in your premises, and supplies and installs a wide range of fire safety and equipment signs, which can be in English or Bi-lingual.

Most signs are photoluminescent, enabling them to be seen in the event of a power failure

Safety Signs

Fire safety signage in the correct location is essential to assist staff and visitors to locate the most appropriate escape route in the event of fire and also assist with the location of fire safety equipment.

These should be selected and installed in a way that guarantees their visibility from any point within a building. In case of fire it is essential that fire-fighting equipment is readily available to be used as a first response. For this reason, such equipment needs to be identified quickly and is required by law under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

Safety Signs

Escape Route Signs

imageIt is necessary to make sure that from any given point within a building, people have clear directional guidance on how to reach a place of safety. These instructions are given by using standard evacuation signs along the evacuation route following the protocols defined in BS5499-4 2013: Safety Signs – Code of Practice for Escape Route Signing and BS ISO 16069:2004 Safety Way Guidance Systems.

The evacuation safety system is comprised of safety signage positioned above doors and signs indicating all changes of direction along an evacuation route. It is essential that when reaching a sign people can already see the next one and continue that way until the final exit.

Provision of an effective means of escape using escape route signage is required by law under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

Other Safety Signs

imageWhen identifying different levels of risk, these signs must be positioned to clearly identify the nature and the location of hazards.

In all situations where certain actions or behaviour can be dangerous or cause risk. Prohibition signs must be used in order to reduce the risks associated with this type of behaviour.

Using the correct Hazard signs in the right locations will reduce the number of dangerous incidents and the risk of accidents. Special attention should be given to placing the signs in a clear and visible location before encountering the hazard. Signs also need to be as near as possible to the risk areas. For example: In an area where fork-lift trucks operate, signs should be placed on all of the doors leading into this area as well as positioning other complementary signs at a higher level.

To ensure the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) or to indicate that a specific course of action is to be taken Mandatory signs must be used. Fire Door Signage is also a legal requirement and these are also classified as Mandatory safety signs.