Fire safety and fire signs – The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 places responsibility of fire safety on employers to ensure that fire risk assessments have been conducted to establish fire risks and that appropriate actions are taken to reduce them. Failure to comply could lead to severe legal penalties.

Under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, any non-automatic fire fighting equipment should be positioned and signed in accordance with BS EN ISO 7010:2012 to ensure the maximum levels of comprehension.

By positioning an appropriate fire equipment sign at a height between 1.7m-2m from the floor it helps to locate and identify essential fire equipment in the event of its location being obscured by room furnishings.

Safe Way Guidance

The British Standard relating to the design, planning and marking for Safe Way is BS ISO 16069. This standard recommends that additional intermediate and low location markings might also be required.

Subject to a full risk assessment, additional escape guidance should also be provided through the use of continuous guidance lines and safety signs, to ensure there is an uninterrupted safety sign system to aid an safe and efficient evacuation from a building.

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