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fire signs & notices

The Health & Safety (Safety Signs & Signals) Regulations 1996, came into force on 1st April 1996. It relates 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 wherever 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 no risk to Health & Safety which cannot be controlled by other means
  • Safety signs must be of a specific 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 escape routes and exit doors that are not in common use should be clearly indicated as appropriate by subtle signs

Do existing signs need to be changed?

In the case of safety signs, where employees decide that a previously acceptable sign is not of a type referred to in the Regulations. These had to be made compliant by 24th December 1998.

How can we help?......
We can arrange a free survey of your premises to:

  • Ensure the correct signage has been provided
  • Provide a quotation for new or replacement Fire Signs & Notices
  • Discuss options to resolve any specific problem unique to your premises

We can help you make the right effective choice for your business; don’t waste money on over supply or the wrong choice of fire equipment.

Contact us on 01293 862647 or email us at

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