The siting of fire signage should be consistent, providing instantly recognisable information for visitors and staff. These guidelines will help you understand the importance of fire signage and how Firecall Limited can work with you to promote fire safety in your establishment.
Inside every main entrance to a building a new sign should be located on an adjacent wall, the positioning should be close to the fire extinguisher(s) if possible and positioned between 1.5m – 2m from ground level and 1.5 – 2.5m in from the door frame ensuring that when the doors are opened the sign is not obscured.
Under no circumstances should the signs be positioned on doors.
If it is possible, create a ‘Safety Area’ to include the new sign, fire extinguishers, fire extinguisher information signs, first aid signs etc.
Call points are positioned throughout buildings. They are most often adjacent to fire doors at exit points from a floor. A new sign should be positioned directly above the call point, failing that; its position should be as close as possible.
A new sign should be positioned adjacent to lifts if there is not another easily visible sign in the area or if the lift does not already have a ‘do not use the lift in a fire’ sign located inside or by the instrument panel.
Ensure that at least one sign is positioned on each floor level at the entrance / exit.
Firecall has now merged with Cheltenham company Mainpoint.
Established in 1991, Mainpoint Fire Protection Ltd are award winning specialists in the supply, installation and maintenance of fire protection equipment, fire alarms and emergency lighting to businesses, residents and the public sector. Being a local company based in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire we are able to offer you a friendly and professional team of skilled staff in their particular field to provide quality workmanship, first-rate customer service and dependability gaining many prominent clients and hundreds of smaller customers.