Whilst a building’s exterior and interior signage should present users with the confidence to be able to find their way around, in the case of emergency and evacuation signage, conveying a sense of safety and security is paramount.
Given our wealth of experience, we approach every project with a detailed, diligent study of its requirements, applying our knowledge of each environment and its subsequent regulations. Any manufacturing defect or misplaced signage detail can soon become an issue further down the line.
In emergency situations, signage is aimed as much at alerting regular users of the building as first time visitors, in cases where a hazardous occurrence requires urgent action, such as the need to evacuate the danger area in a predetermined fashion. This signage covers everything from the location of fire protection provisions to evacuation routes and rescue aids in their various forms: directional signposts to illustrate the locations of emergency exits; positional labels that are placed on the emergency exits themselves; evacuation plans that show both the route to the emergency exits as well as the location of different fire-fighting equipment (fire extinguishers, hoses, manual call points etc.); signs that show not only the location of the fire-fighting equipment, but also additional information on when not to use lifts or certain exits or routes, based on a fire being in a specific location.