No fire safety strategy is complete without the final part of the plan - escaping fire safely. Siren Alarms offer a range of products and services to ensure a swift and safe evacuation from your premises in the event of an emergency.
Fire Safety Signs
Having the right signs in the right place will help ensure the safe evacuation of staff in the event of a fire and will also help to comply with the regulations.
Fire’s range of fire and safety signs incorporate the latest technology to provide cost effective solutions.
Photo luminescent Signs
Photo luminescent escape route signs are made from a zinc sulphide compound, which is charged by natural or artificial white light. They retain their luminous power for several hours to allow occupants to evacuate buildings quickly and safely in the dark and can be recharged any number of times.
Low location lighting uses a similar principle. Directional indicators on floors and walls glow in the dark to point out a clear, unambiguous and continuous escape route. Having illuminated guidance low down - below the level where smoke would collect in the event of a fire - provides a major safety benefit.
The Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations 1996
The Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations 1996 came into force on April 1 1996, and relate to the use of fire safety signage in the workplace. The regulations apply to all places and activities where people are employed and require employers to provide specific safety signage whenever there is a risk that has not been avoided or controlled by other means.
The fire safety signage Regulations state that:
Employers must use safety signs wherever there is a risk to health and safety which cannot be controlled by other means
Safety signs must be of a specified type
All signs must contain a pictogram; text only signs are no longer acceptable
Signs must be properly maintained and adequately lit
Employers must ensure that signs are understood by employees
Emergency Lighting provides the lighting required for use when the supply to normal lighting fails to enable the safe exit from a building. In the event of mains failure, the luminaries provide instant lighting for a minimum of three hours.
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