Fire exit signs are fire safety signs that are required in buildings, they help provide directions to a fire exit. Emergency exit signs can be mounted above doorways and on walls. The fire exit signs will clearly mark the escape routes with “FIRE EXIT” and a running man symbol (Pictogram) either left or right or with directional arrows such as up, down, left or right. Emergency escape route label signs can also show the pictograms and symbol only – a running man with a directional arrow. The green and white fire exit signage materials include adhesive film, aluminium, PET and vinyl. Our brands include Brady and RS PRO, standards include BS EN ISO 7010 and Photo-luminescent (Nite-Glo) types are available alongside non-illuminated signs. We also offer Emergency Exit Legends for Emergency Lighting Emergency light accessories area. As well as EMERGI-LITE Emergency Exit Legends.
What do I need to be aware of when choosing exit signs for work?
The most important thing when choosing the exit signs for a workplace or public space is that you're aware of (and in full compliance with) all regulations and standards that apply to your specific type of office, factory or building.
- In the UK, this will likely involve some knowledge of EN ISO 7010:2012, and potentially also BS 5499-2:1986 (fire safety signs, notices and graphic symbols).
- Broadly speaking, all fire exit signs, and emergency exit signs must be prominently positioned such that they clearly and unambiguously point out the direction of the nearest available exit.
- This not only means that exits must be clearly marked with an appropriate sign, but that the positioning of the sign be completely free from obstructions and interference.
- It must also be wholly compliant with national government standards for the visual design of exit signs - in the UK, EU, Australia and many other parts of the world, that will require a green-and-white pictogram displaying the iconic stick figure and a directional arrow.
- A popular place for mounting exit signs is to a prominent spot on a wall, or suspended from the ceiling over the nearest exit - this tends to result in good sightlines for a majority of users.