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Fire Safety Signs

Fire safety signs are designed to warn building occupants of any fire hazards, provide information on fire safety equipment and procedures, and give concise instructions about the actions to take in the event of a fire. Installing and maintaining fire safety signs is not only essential to saving lives and protecting property, but is also a legal requirement.

The Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations 1996 outlines the types of fire signs, their placement, and the importance of maintenance, while the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety Order) 2005 requires the Responsible Person to take responsibility for fire safety within commercial premises.

The Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 which came into effect in England from 23 January 2023 made it a legal requirement for way finding signs to be installed in all high-rise residential buildings in England, including clear markings identifying floor and individual flat numbers to assist the Fire and Rescue Service.

Which fire safety signs do I need?

There are several types of signs for fire safety. Carrying out a fire risk assessment, as required by the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, will determine which signs are essential for your premises.

  • Fire exit signs highlight the safest evacuation route and nearest emergency exit of a building.
  • Fire door signs provide mandatory instructions to ensure effectiveness.
  • Fire alarm signs highlight the nearest fire alarm and provide information regarding its activation.
  • Emergency door operation signs offer simple instructions on how to operate emergency exit doors.
  • Stairway and floor level identification signs enable occupants of multi-storey high-rise buildings to accurately and quickly inform Fire and Rescue Services of the location of a fire and assist firefighters in navigating their way around the building.
  • Fire assembly point signs show where a building’s assembly point is located to enable evacuees to report to their designated point and identify any missing persons quickly.
  • Fire extinguisher signs indicate the position and type of extinguishers present in a premises, show the classes of fire they can be used on and how to operate them safely, and help identify any missing extinguishers that need replacing.
  • Fire equipment signs ensure that equipment is present, and correctly and clearly identified (where provided) to enable firefighters to gain immediate access to facilities such as rising main outlets on arrival at the scene of a fire.
  • Fire safety notices reinforce important messages of life safety arrangements to occupants.
  • Fire action notice signs include step-by-step instructions for occupants to follow in the event of a fire.
  • Hazard signs identify the location of potential hazardous materials or environments.

In the event of a fire, smoke and power outages can reduce sign visibility. Photoluminescent signs which function without the need for any additional illumination help maintain their visibility.

How can the FPA help?

We supply both internal and external fire safety signage to help your business achieve compliance:

  • Fire exit signs
  • Emergency break glass signs
  • Stairway and floor identification signs
  • Assembly area signs
  • Fire fighting equipment signs
  • Fire point signs
  • Fire extinguisher signs
  • Fire instruction signs
  • Fire action signs
  • Emergency door operation signs
  • Safe area for the mobility impaired signs.

We also offer a range of other safety signs to meet your wider business needs:

  • First aid signs
  • Emergency equipment signs
  • Personal protection equipment (PPE) signs
  • Safety instruction signs
  • International way guidance signs
  • No smoking signs
  • General prohibition signs
  • Machinery risk control signs
  • Security warning signs
  • Special needs signs
  • Physical risk signs
  • Mechanical and electrical warning signs
  • Radiation warning signs
  • Chemical warning signs.

We also offer a bespoke signage solution, producing custom made signs to suit your requirements in relation to size, format, content, and branding.

How to order

Our signs can be supplied in a range of different sizes and formats to meet your needs. To browse our full range of safety signs and fitting solutions, view or download our catalogue below. To request a quote for standard signage, please complete the form below with your requirements.

To request a quote for bespoke and customised signage, please complete the Bespoke Enquiry Form and email this to shop@thefpa.co.uk. If you have any questions, please email shop@thefpa.co.uk or call our team on 01608 812 500 who will be happy to help.

Further assistance

The FPA’s qualified Fire Risk Consultants can carry out signage surveys of buildings, providing a detailed report of findings which need remedying to ensure compliance. Find out more here.

Fire safety signs catalogue

You can download the full catalogue here.

 

 

 

Enquiry Form

To request a quote, please complete the form below with your requirements. If you have any questions, please email shop@thefpa.co.uk or call our team on 01608 812500 who will be happy to help.

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