Do not use fire extinguishers as door stops signs – 1222


This warning sign advises that fire extinguishers should not be used as door stops.



These ‘Do not use fire extinguishers as door stops signs’ are from our extensive Health and Safety range of products. The ‘Do not use fire extinguishers as door stops signs’ are available in different materials.

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 maximum levels of comprehension.

By positioning an appropriate fire equipment sign, it helps to locate and identify essential fire equipment.

Every fire door should have an appropriate sign fitted. Where doors can be used from either side, a sign is required on both sides. Doors which open onto a fire escape corridor should be locked shut and signed accordingly.

Please note we offer next day courier delivery for standard products ordered before 2pm and free courier delivery for orders over £75.

Health and safety signs regulations

The Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) – Regulations 1996, requires employers to ensure that safety signs are provided (or are in place). The safety signs should be maintained in circumstances where there is a significant risk to health and safety that has not been removed or controlled by other methods.

The Regulations implement European Council Directive 92/58/EEC on minimum requirements for the provision of safety signs at work. The Directive standardises safety signs throughout member states of the European Union (EU) so that wherever a particular safety sign is seen it provides the same message. The intention is that workers moving from site to site, such as service engineers, will not be faced with different signs at different workplaces.

There are viewing distance guides available on our safety sign buying guide page. These assist in determining the appropriate size of safety signs under various light conditions.

Bespoke safety signs

We pride ourselves on having a comprehensive range of health and safety signs. However, if required, we can assist you in the design of bespoke safety signs with specific images, including those of photo quality, customised graphics, fonts, colours or wording.

If you wish the customised health and safety signs to carry your own branding, please email us at or use the form on the ‘Contact Us’ page, with details of your requirements.

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