Fire Safety Sign Survey
Fire Safety Signs in the UK have undergone a change from signs showing lettering only, to signs which show lettering accompanied by graphic symbols or just graphic symbols. The EU influence continues to impact on UK safety signs still further towards additional graphic symbols within Fire Procedure notices and this will become more evident in Scotland. The British standard covering the format of fire safety signs is BS 5499: Part 1:2002
Firehouse (Scotland) will arrange for a full survey and advise clients of all the Fire safety signage required to satisfy Fire Safety legislation and where it is to be fitted. (provision and installation can also be arranged through our network partners).
The Fire Safety (Scotland) Regulations 2006 states:
Means of Escape
Reg.13. - (2) The following requirements must be complied with in respect of relevant premises where neccessary (whether due to the features of the relevant premises, the activity carried on there, any hazard present or any other relevant circumstances) in order to ensure the safety of the relevant persons in respect of harm by fire:-
....(g) emergency routes and exits must be indicated by signs;..
Other legislation that covers signs generally under Health and Safety:
The Health and Safety (Signs and Signals) Regulations 1996.
These Regulations state that:
- Employers must use safety signs wherever there is a risk to health and safety which cannot be controlled by other means.
- Safety signs must be of a specified type.
- All signs must contain a pictogram; text only signs are no longer acceptable.
- Signs must be properly maintained and adequately lit.
- Employers must ensure that signs are understood by employees.
The use, application and correct siting of signs can make a major contribution to a safer building and is one of the important elements in any Fire Strategy
Although based relatively close to Glasgow, Edinburgh, Perth and Dundee we can and have dealt with fire risk assessments, training and sign survey requests from clients located in other geographical areas in Scotland.
Any persons interested in our services should use our contact page or by calling 07772610799 and speak to us directly