Fire Safety Sign Survey

Fire safety sign survey in progress

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



Our Fire Warden/Marshal course has acheived approved course status by the International Institute of Risk Management (IIRSM) and Mr Ticehurst our trainer has also been granted approved trainer status.


Mr. C Ticehurst (MIFireE) of Firehouse (Scotland) who holds a Members grade with the Institution of Fire Engineers is included (2017) within the IFE registration scheme of approved Fire Risk Assessors (life safety stream)


Next Fire Warden/Marshal Course


At clients premises by request - for goups of 3 or more



Courses held at our regional training centre in Grangemouth


By request - for groups of 3 or more


Firehouse (Scotland) Mission Statement


We endeavour to provide all our clients a quick, efficient and comprehensive service delivered professionally in all the fire risk assessment and fire training services we provide.


Operating Areas:

By virtue of its geographical location within the Central belt, Firehouse (Scotland) is within easy reach of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Perth and Dundee although we have carried out contracts in Aberdeen, Inverness, Lewis and the Borders.


Care Home Sector Specific Guide Revised Feb 2014


 The guidance is issued by Scottish Ministers in terms of section 61(2) of the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005. It supersedes the February 2008 version of the guidance and takes account of the results of a public consultation on the content. There are a substantial number of editorial changes in this revision aimed at improving dutyholders' understanding of the guidance.


Action Plans

As from March 2013 Fire Safety Enforcement Officers in Scotland will likely require/ask for a written action plan based on the significant findings outlined in any fire risk assessement, this will form the platform for subsequent visits by Scottish Fire & Rescue Service Community Safety Officers to check progress on the resolution of significant findings highlighted in previous fire risk assessments.