In an effort to make fire safety and notices more easily understood to both the fire trade and members of the public, the Fire Industry Association (FIA) has announced the release of a new guidance document on fire safety signs and notices, available to download for free on www.fia.uk.com.
The guidance is divided into two parts: fire exit and escape route signs and other fire safety signs and notices.
The fire exit and escape route signs section explains what duty holders should look out for. For example, all evacuation signs should be conspicuous and legible. The guide also explains why the size of graphical symbols is so important.
The other fire safety signs and notices section presents the legal requirements for fire safety information, including emergency evacuation area and equipment signs, fire alarm call point signs, fire action notices and fire fighting equipment.