All users must be able to relate to and comprehend fire prohibition and mandatory fire signage for them to be effective. Due to this, 3 Signs UK has compiled a list of precise guidelines and regulatory requirements in this blog that must be followed when purchasing required fire signage.
The Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations and RRO for Fire Point Sign
Every commercial building needs at least two or three fire safety signs. It can be difficult to determine which ones you need and where to place them. Thankfully, the different categories are streamlined under the two foundational fire safety legislations in the UK, which are:
- The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, also known as the Fire Safety Order, establishes a framework for governing fire safety in all commercial and non-residential sites in England and Wales, including workplaces and communal areas in multi-occupied residential complexes. It is the foundation of fire safety in the UK and compiles all fire safety legislation in one place, as well as all other safety legislation other than fire.
- The Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations 1996 specifically mention safety signage and require that fire safety signs have the appropriate lighting or acoustic signal so that they can equally notify people about escape routes and emergency exits in all scenarios. The information on the sign and the way it is displayed must be actionable and persuasive. Whether it is a devastated crowd of people or a deserted individual, the identification or location of firefighting equipment or a warning about what can cause or increase the risk of fire must be visible to all.
Furthermore, employers must guarantee that all safety signs are furnished, properly installed, and maintained following the Health and Safety at Work Regulations (1999). Signs ought to be eye-catching and polished from a distance. It’s bad to have dirty signs, faded and chipped. Keep them neat and new-looking all year.
All Graphical Symbols on Fire Prohibition Signs, Mandatory, and Emergency Signs Must Meet ISO 7010 Standards
With ISO 7010, safety could be more symbolic and generic, as reduced-worded information can reduce language barriers and create a more feasible understanding and sense of action among people.
There could be foreigners, children, or people who don’t speak English. The symbolic signs would work for all. The symbolism in signs can effectively save lives since they instantly draw attention. Users don’t have to spend even a second to read it. It is meant for the fastest action.
How 3 Signs UK Can Assist You in Obtaining 100% Compliant Fire Point Signs in the UK
According to BS 5499 and EEC 92/58, our safety signs are created to comply with UK and EU regulations. Through a combination of shapes, colours, symbols, and pictograms, the signboards convey information and directions.
We offer a professional, reliable service to design, print, and deliver an extensive range of fire safety, mandatory signs and many others. Our dedicated team of experts can advise you on the necessary signs for your environment, ensuring you comply with all your legal requirements and contractual obligations, and can even fit them for you too.