They now specify the need for additional signage for use by the Fire Brigade and the Emergency Services.
The Building Regulations 2010 have been amended and now specify the need for additional signage for use by the Fire Brigade and the Emergency Services. This new legal requirement is for floor identification and flat indication signage within all residential buildings over 11 metres high.
To assist the emergency service to identify each floor in a block of flats, floor identification signs and flat indicator signs should be provided.
The floor identification signs should meet all of the following conditions:
The signs should be located on every landing of a protected stairway and every protected corridor/lobby (or open access balcony) into which a firefighting lift opens.
The signs should be visible from the top step of a firefighting stair and, where possible, from inside a firefighting lift when the lift car doors open.
The text should be on a contrasting background, easily legible and readable in low level lighting conditions or when illuminated with a torch.
Allsigns can offer assistance with building surveys and wayfinding guidance. As key members of the HSSA all of our fire / emergency exit signage is fully conforming to current legislation and all of our 1mm rigid plastic signs carry a Class 1 fire rating, unlike many of the styrene based products.