Warning signs are displayed to advise and forewarn of potential dangers. The signs" supplementary text should always include one of three words:
Danger: High level risk that could result in death or serious injury. Limited to the most extreme hazard cases. Warning: Medium level risk that could result in minor or moderate injury Caution: Low level risk which could lead to minor injury
Emergency escape signs are provided to guide you from wherever you are in a building, via a place of relative safety (escape route) to the place of ultimate safety (assembly).
It must not be assumed that everyone will know all safe routes through the building. Similarly, it must not be assumed that, once outside the building via the final exit, people will know how to get to the assembly point.
Emergency escape signs should comply to BS EN ISO 7010:2012.
Emergency Escape Signs
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 places responsibility of fire safety on employers to ensure that a fire risk assessment has been conducted to establish fire risks and that appropriate actions are taken to reduce them. Failure to comply could lead to severe legal penalties.
Under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, any non-automatic fire fighting equipment should be positioned and signed in accordance with BS EN ISO 7010:2012 to ensure maximum levels of comprehension.