Are your fire door markings clear and visible?

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Health and safety markings aren’t just there to provide walkways for employees, to hatch off no-go areas, or protect machinery; they are also there to highlight important, and life-saving, equipment and directions such as to fire doors and fire exits.

Coming into force in October 2006, the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order (RRFSO) 2005 ensures that the person responsible for a non-domestic premises is in control of the safety of everyone in the building – be it employees or visitors.

Routes to emergency exits must be kept clear at all times and ‘lead as directly as possible to a place of safety’. Article 14 (g) states that ‘emergency routes and exits must be indicated by signs’ as it may not be the normal route someone takes around the premises. The distance to a fire meeting point or safe place should be as short as possible and government guidelines state the distance to be from 25 to 60 meters depending on the risk of fire at your premises, and the number of exits.

Fire exits should be instantly recognisable even if you are not familiar with the building; signs, lights and hatching all indicate a safe exit in case of a fire.

In busy warehouses and factories it’s paramount that everyone can leave the building quickly and safely if necessary. We can provide markings for dedicated walkways and clear visual signs to fire exits, and ensure they are marked to be kept clear of stock or debris. Get in touch to discuss your requirements today.