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Standards and
International Standards

This page aims to assist those in fire safety management
with guidance, legislation requirements and recommendations
on good safety signing practices. Those interested in improving
health and safety issues in the workplace might also find the
information provided here useful.

Reference to British & International Standards
Escape Route Location Signs
Siting of Escape Route Location Signs
Choosing Sign Sizes
Meanings of Arrows For Escape Route Signs
Guidance for an effective fire safety signing system

 

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Standards & Legislation:

 

 

Where applicable JALITE photoluminescent signs and products are designed in conformance with British and International Standards. Below is a list of standards that you might find useful when searching for references. Certificates of conformity are available upon requests.
BS 5499-4:2013
Safety signs, including fire safety signs - Part 4: Code of practice for escape route signing.

 
BS 5499-10:2014
Safety signs, including fire safety signs - Part 10: Guidance for the selection and use of safety signs and fire safety notices.
 
BS EN ISO 7010:2012+A6:2016
Graphical symbols - Safety colours and safety signs - Registered safety signs.
 
BS ISO 9186-1:2014
Graphical symbols - Test methods - Methods for testing comprehensibility.
 
BS ISO 3864-1:2011
Graphical symbols - Safety colours and safety signs - Part 1: Design principles for safety signs and safety markings.
 
BS ISO 3864-3:2012
Graphical symbols - Safety colours and safety signs - Part 3: Design principles for graphical symbols for use in safety signs.
 
BS ISO 3864-4:2011
Graphical symbols - Safety colours and safety signs - Part 4: Colorimetric and photometric properties of safety sign materials.
 
BS ISO 16069:2004
Graphical symbols. Safety signs. Safety way guidance systems (SWGS).
 
BS ISO 17398:2004
Safety colours and safety signs. Classification, performance and durability of safety signs.
 
DIN 67 510 Part 1:2009
Phosphorescent pigments and products - Measurement and identification by the manufacturer.
 
DIN 67 510 Part 4:2008
Phosphorescent pigments and products - Luminance requirements for photoluminescent materials.
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Escape Route Location Signs:

 
Legislation states that, all emergency routes and exits must be indicated by signs. Exit signs, Fire exit signs and safety way guidance components are the types of products that can be used to meet this legislation. These signs identify the direction of escape within the building.  
 

Siting of Escape Route Location Signs:

 

Signs sited should show the shortest possible route to an exit from any point within the building. It should not be used in conjunction with, or near another directional sign that might conflict with the direction of travel.

It is also important that signs be sited at a comfortable eye-level so that it can be easily read. BS5499-4 gives a detailed guidance on this topic.

 
 

Choosing sign sizes:

 
All signs have a maximum viewing distance. This refers to the furthest distance a sign can be read from, legibly. A standard formula for calculating the maximum viewing distance for a particular size of sign can be found in BS5499-4.  
The following example shows the difference in sizes for JALITE photoluminescent Fire exit signs, based on BS5499-4.
This chart is also applicable for JALITE photoluminescent Exit signs.
 
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Meanings of Arrows:

 
Escape Route Signs are required at every decision making points to indicate, a change of level, change of direction and to identify escape doors.
Below is a guidance from BS5499-4 on the meanings of these signs.
 

SIGN

MEANING: as viewed from in front of the sign

Examples of locations


FIRE EXIT

EXIT

 

1. Progress down to the right
(indicating change oflevel).

 

 

1. On wall or suspended at head of stairs or ramp.

2. On half landing wall of stairs.

3. Suspended at change of level.

 


FIRE EXIT

EXIT

 

1. Progress up to the right
(indicating change of level).

2. Progress forward & across to
the right from here
(when suspended within an open area).

 

 

1. On wall or suspended at head of stairs or ramp.

2. On half landing wall of stairs.

3. Suspended at change of level.

4. Suspended in open areas.

 


FIRE EXIT

EXIT

 

1. Progress down to the left
(indicating change of level).

 

 

1. On wall or suspended at head of stairs or ramp.

2. On half landing wall of stairs.

3. Suspended at change of level.

 


FIRE EXIT

EXIT

 

1. Progress up to the left
(indicating change of level).

2. Progress forward and across to
the left from here
(when suspended within an open area).

 

1. On wall or suspended at foot of stairs or ramp.

2. On half landing wall of stairs.

3. Suspended at change of level.

4. Suspended in open areas.


FIRE EXIT

EXIT

1. Progress forward from here
(indicating direction of travel).

2. Progress forward and through from here,
when sign is sited above a door
(indicating direction of travel).

3. Progress forward and up from here
(indicating change of level).

1. Suspended in corridor leading to door.

2. Suspended in front of door.

3. Positioned above door.

4. Suspended in open areas.

5. Suspended at foot of stairs or ramp.


FIRE EXIT

EXIT

 

1. Progress to the right from here
(indicating direction of travel).

 

 

1. On corridor walls.

2. Suspended adjacent and left of the exit.

3. Suspended at change of direction.

 


FIRE EXIT

EXIT

 

1. Progress to the left from here
(indicating direction of travel).

 

 

1. On corridor walls.

2. Suspended adjacent and right of the exit.

3. Suspended at change of direction.

 


FIRE EXIT

EXIT

 

1. Progress down from here
(indicating change of level).

 

 

1. Suspended at head of stairs or ramp or ramp.

2. Suspended at change of level.

 

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Guidance for an effective fire safety signing system:

 
Why the need for safety signs?
Safety signs are a requirement to protect the health and safety of the employees and anyone within the vicinity of the building. For an effective safety signing system, signs should be of similar style, design and format. A good way to achieve this, is to ensure that your signs conform to standards.
 
   
Why choose JALITE AAA photoluminescent signs and products?
Legislation states that all safety signs require illumination and must remain illuminated under a power loss.
This requirement can be met by using JALITE AAA photoluminescent signs.
 
   
Which sign should I use and where?
According to guidance from British and International Standards, signs can be categorised into 8 main groups. Below is a brief description of each group.
 
   


1. Escape Route Location Signs

Escape route location signs are signs that identify
the direction of travel to escape or exit within a
building.

NOTE: ''Exit'' signs indicate doorways or openings
that leads to a place of safety. ''Fire exit'' signs are
doorways or openings that have been specifically
provided as an alternative exit to use in the event of
an evacuation (A ''Fire exit'' may still be use during
the day-to-day occupation of the premise).

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2. Emergency Exit and Emergency Door Release
Equipment Signs

Doors that have security devices, especially doors
that are specifically used for escape should use
signs to indicate its operating instructions. These
signs speed egress and reduce evacuation time.


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3. Safe Condition Signs

Safe condition signs is a category used by the
Standards to categorise first aid equipment,
location and emergency instructions for people
with special needs. These signs should be
prominently displayed.

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4. Mandatory Notices

Mandatory notices help in preventing the spread
of fire by informing building occupants of the
mandatory requirements. These notices should be
displayed prominently on both sides of the doors.
They can be use as part of a formal fire safety
training.


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5. Fire Action Charts

It is a legislation requirement that all building
occupants must be informed of fire safety
information and one of these would include
instructions on what to do in the event of a fire.
A good solution is by siting safety signs. Siting
fire action charts conspicuously within the building
would help to reinforce formal training and act as
a constant reminder.

It is recommended that you choose a fire action
chart which is simple, includes a step-by-step
instruction and one that uses graphical symbols
from Standards to increase comprehension.

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6. Fire Alarm and Fire-fighting Equipment Signs


Legislation requires that any non-automatic
firefighting equipment (fire extinguishers, alarms
etc..) provided, should be easy to access, simple
to use and indicated by signs. You can meet this
requirement by siting signs conspicuously above
the equipment to locate, on the equipment to
identify and if necessary, include a sign that has
simple instructions on how to operate the
equipment.

Also, to greatly reduce risks of the inappropriate
use of fire extinguishers, it is highly recommended
that you include a fire extinguisher identification
that shows the type of extinguisher and the type
of fire it can or cannot be used on.

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7. Hazardous Materials and Atmospheres Signs

Hazard warning signs are a legislation requirement,
unless deemed unnecessary by a risk assessment.
JALITE AAA Hazard Warning signs are designed
according to guidance from both British and
International Standards


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8. Prohibition Signs

Legislation states that, after a hazard has been
identified and measures have been taken to
inform occupants, an appropriate control
measure should also be reinforced. JALITE AAA
Prohibition signs are designed in conformance
with both British and International Standards.


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