Health & Safety Refresher: Fire Safety

With new laws regarding fire safety in consultation this year, it’s very important now more than ever to ensure your safety signage is clear and consistent around your premises.

If you are in any way responsible for a business or commercial property, you must display the required signage to ensure employees and/or customers are safe and meet safety standards, as well as:

 

  • Carry out a fire risk assessment of the premises and review it regularly
  • Tell staff or their representatives about the risks you’ve identified
  • Put in place, and maintain, appropriate fire safety measures
  • Plan for an emergency
  • Provide staff information, fire safety instruction and training

 

One of the best ways to make sure that your signs are clear in all conditions, is to opt for photoluminescent. Photoluminescent signs will self-charge in ambient light, meaning that if there is a power failure or conditions mean visibility is poor, these signs will illuminate, creating a clear guide to the nearest exit in an emergency, as well as any extinguishers, alarms and more.

As well as clear and concise signage, ensuring that employees are aware of the correct procedures and locations of aid in the event of a fire is incredibly important. Fire notice boards and action notices can be a huge help with this, as well as fire assembly point indicators. These can all contribute to minimising panic during a fire and maintaining an organised and calm manor which is vital during an emergency.

To read a great article about the laws and legislations of fire safety signage and what each sign means, click here.

At Stocksigns, we can provide a comprehensive range of fire safety signs, notices and packs – and all can be printed on photoluminescent material. Check out our range here.

 

References:
https://www.gov.uk/workplace-fire-safety-your-responsibilities

Did you know?

In 2018/19 there were 15,005 commercial fire incidents in England.

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