One of the biggest selling ranges of fire safety signs in the UK relates to fire extinguishers. It is no surprise, seeing as they help to aid the quick identification of fire equipment. How the equipment should be operated is also highlighted.
Where businesses have multiple fire points, they often like to number each fire point. 1.7 – 2m off the ground directly above the fire extinguisher(s) is the position that these signs should be installed. They help larger premises understand and manager their fire extinguishers better across site. Often in conjunction with this, the fire log book will be used; recording the fire point numbers and any actions carried out against each one. This helps managers to see at a glance how often the extinguishers have been serviced and replaced without having to go to the fire point itself (lazy maybe, but it saves a lot of time!)
Aiding equipment location is the purpose of these particular signs. 1.7 – 2m off the ground directly above the fire extinguisher(s) is also where these signs should be installed. To further help, directional arrows can be used.
Signs like these are particularly useful in factories and warehouses where the fire point may be some distance away.
Know your Extinguishers fire safety signs
These signs are designed to tell all those in the building what each of the fire extinguishers are. What they can(not) be used on is also highlighted. They contain more information that most of the occupants in the building actually need to know but is useful in an emergency situation.
With this in mind, the installer may fall into the trap of installing it next to or near the extinguishers themselves. This would be no good to a panicked individual in the event of an emergency who would not have the time or presence to read all 6 panels to work out which extinguishers are right. Instead, a good position for these signs would be in a communal area. Or, if the installer is really keen to ensure it is positioned somewhere people will actually take the time to read it – they should install it on the back of the cubicle toilet door – that usually works!
Available throughout Essex, Total Safe can offer Fire Safety signs, as well as other health and safety signage, and management for your business. Our team will undertake a survey of the premises and make any recommendations. They will then offer a range of solutions and signs available in a host of materials to suit any budget. Your Total Safe engineer will then install the correct signage, so you can comply with UK and EU regulations. Please contact us today for all Health & Safety signage related queries and needs.