The application of fire exit signs and fire safety information signs in a premises is vitally important. Highlighting to users where they can; receive first aid, gain fire fighting equipment and directional signs to lead a user to safety, are all potentially life saving.
It is impossible to specify the requirement of signs within a building without carrying out a full survey. The requirements of legislation must then be met:
Fire exit signs can either be illuminated by an external light source or have their own internal light source to display the graphics on the signs legend. The legal viewing distance of fire exit signs is defined in BS 5266 pt7 / EN1838 and are as shown below.
Reviewed: 19/11/2019 (doc:72 V1.0). Our articles are reviewed regularly. However, any changes made to standards or legislation following the review date will not have been considered. Please note that we provide abridged, easy-to-understand guidance. To make detailed decisions about your fire safety provisions, you might require further advice or need to consult the full standards and legislation.