Fire Exit Arrow Up Tactile And Braille Sign
- Fire Exit Arrow Up Tactile And Braille Sign
- Braille sign
- Features pictogram & text
- View all the variations of fire exit arrow up signs
Fire Exit Arrow Up Tactile And Braille Signs
A Fire Exit Arrow Up Tactile And Braille Sign is a fire escape route type of braille sign which is used for being displayed around areas to help assist the blind and partially sighted understand the direction of the fire exit and conveys the message "Fire Exit Arrow Up" in both words and braille which means the fire exit route is straight on or upwards, a Fire Exit Arrow Up Tactile And Braille Sign features raised tactile pictograms and letters for braille readers which is grade 1 and in strong contrasting colours and are excellent at letting the visually impaired understand about their environment. Fire Exit Arrow Up Tactile And Braille Signs are an aid which has been accepted to give improved access for the partially sighted and blind, the sign is also manufactured from the best quality fire rated plastic which is very durable.
Fire Exit Arrow Up Tactile And Braille Signs Specifications
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- View the full range of Braille Signs
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- Ensures compliance under the latest signs & signals regulations
- Display area Indoor and Outdoor
- Colour - Background Green
- Colour - Text White
- Direction Up
- Fixing Permanent Self-Adhesive
- Material Rigid Plastic
- Orientation Landscape
- Photoluminescence Non Photoluminescent
- Shape Rectangle
- Sign/Symbol Fire Exit Running Man Right
- Sign Text/Symbol Symbol and Text
- Sign Type Information
- Size (H x W) 150 x 450 mm
- Size2 1.2 mm
- Provides maximum bond in the harshest of environments
- Supplied in Single
- Text Fire exit
Guidance Regarding Fire Exit Arrow Up Signs
What are fire exit arrow up signs used for? the purpose of mounting and displaying fire exit arrow up signs is to provide the occupants of the building with navigation which leads towards the nearest fire exit door from their current position within the building in the event of a fire, if there was no signs displayed to guide them out of the property the occupants would become trapped by smoke and fire.
Can fire exit arrow up signs be mounted on doors? internal fire doors in buildings have been manufactured to fire safety standards which when closed will restrict the spread of fire and smoke, sometimes these fire doors are illegally wedged open for ease of travel by the occupants and if fire exit arrow up signs were mounted on the open door the occupants, either staff, visitors, contractors, residents and the general public will not see the fire exit arrow up sign on the door because it is held open, fire exit signs with an arrow up should not be mounted on door for this reason.
Where can i display fire exit signs with an up arrow? in all buildings in the UK the direction of travel on fire exit routes is determined on the shortest possible route from any position in the property, fire exit signs which have an up arrow needs to be mounted above the fire doors on the fire exit route to convey the message through this door and onwards or straight ahead, where wall space is limited above the internal fire doors consideration must be given to hanging signs which are suspended from the ceiling.
Can fire exit up arrow signs be mounted on fire exit doors? fire exit doors are the final doors in which the occupants of the building use to reach the outside of the building in the event of an emergency evacuation in the event of a fire, during an evacuation the first person to leave the building through the final fire exit door will not normally close the door behind them as more occupants will follow, people travelling slower or having to travel further may not see the fire exit up arrow on the fire exit door as it is open and obscured from view and for this reason fire exit arrow up signs are not recommended for mounting on final fire exit doors. You can mount fire exit up arrow signs above the final fire exit doors but not if there are steps, stairs or ramps on the other side of the door.
Why are fire exit arrow up signs green and white? green is the colour of safety or safe condition as set out in the safety signs & signals regulations 1996, being green and white we are informed from the sign that the arrow up is a safe passage of exit which will keep us safe until we reach the final fire exit door.
Can i use a fire exit arrow up sign instead of an arrow down sign? the last thing you want to do in buildings when marking up fire exit routes is to cause confusion to the occupants, you need consistency in the fire exit signs appearance, fire exit arrow up signs have a different meaning to the fire exit sign with a down arrow, people can be mislead into thinking the down arrow points to the fire exit door but it actually means beyond this door you can proceed downwards such as down the steps or stairs, it is for this reason you would use arrow up fire exit signs for navigating the occupants forwards, ahead or straight on from here.
Why do fire exit signs have an arrow pointing up? in all buildings in the UK whether businesses, public building, schools, hospitals and residential properties must have navigational fire exit signage in place, if there was no directional arrow (such as an up arrow) on the sign but just a walking person the occupants of the building will have no idea of the direction of travel they need to take in the event of a fire, it is for this reason that fire exit signs have directional arrows such as the up arrow in fire exit arrow up signs.
Why do fire exit up arrow signs have a running person pictogram? pictograms are used to comply with the BS EN ISO 7010 regulations, within the UK there are many buildings and properties in which the occupants are of mixed languages, a traditional "Fire exit" sign with an arrow pointing up may not be recognised by non-english speaking people but when a pictogram of a walking (running) person is added the fire exit arrow up sign instantly becomes a universal language which can be easily understood by speakers of all languages which is why pictograms are featured on fire exit arrow up signs.
How many fire exit up arrow signs do i need in my building? to calculate this you need to carry out a fire risk assessment, you can start your survey at any given final fire exit door (the door that leads to the outside) and work your way to the centre of the building, along the way note the doors you are going through and for each door you will need one fire exit arrow up sign above each door, remember though that during the installation of the signs they need to be mounted on the opposite site of the door so you don't navigate people towards the centre of the building.
How do i mount fire exit up arrow signs? fire exit arrow up signs are manufactured in many different formats and materials to allow for every mounting situation as each building is different, self-adhesive vinyl signs have an easy peel backing and the sign has a sticky back which can be directly applied to clean, dry and smooth surfaces above the doors, rigid plastic material fire exit up arrow signs need to have an adhesive applied to the rear of the sign then press firmly onto the surface where you want to display the sign.
What is the best fire exit arrow up sign for NHS properties? hospitals, care homes, treatment centres, healthcare properties and doctors surgeries are required by law to provide fire exit arrow up signs to navigate staff, visitors, contractors and mostly the general public out of the building in the event of a fire, fire exit up arrow signs for NHS properties have the additional featured pictogram of 5 white flames on the sign which is designed to assist every language speaker recognise that the flames pictogram is a fire exit arrow up sign, it is for this reason all NHS properties in the UK must have fire exit signs which include a pictogram of the white flames on the signs.
Can fire exit arrow up signs be projected from walls? in some buildings, especially those with corridors may have limited wall space above the fire exit doors to mount fire exit up arrow signs flat on the surfaces in which case the best option is to mount fire exit arrow up corridor signs which can be mounted on either the left or right hand side of the walls before the fire exit door and will be seen from the other end of the corridor.
Can fire exit up arrow signs be suspended from ceilings? in large premises which have large open spaces, large open office areas, warehouses and corridors can benefit from having fire exit arrow up signs which hang from the ceiling, the hanging signs can be suspended to a height of your choice and provide the benefits of being seen above office equipment, pillars, industrial racking ect, they are great for corridors where wall space might be limited.
Can fire exit up arrow signs glow in the dark? when carrying out your fire risk assessment for fire exit arrow up signs take into consideration the level of lighting around you especially in corridors where natural borrowed lighting from outdoors is limited due to no windows and if a fire is in progress the lights will fail so consider installing nite-glo fire exit arrow up signs or xtra-glo fire exit arrow up signs which will assists the occupants towards the fire exit in darkness.
Can i buy fire exit arrow up signs to compliment the buildings interior decor? fire exit arrow up signs today are manufactured with many different materials to suit all types of premises, traditional self adhesive or plastic fire exit signs should suffice however, brass material fire exit arrow up signs are the ideal solution for adding a prestigious look and feel to buildings and will blend in and compliment interior decors without being obtrusive but more importantly still complying with the regulations, the brass material fire exit arrow up signs are often used by hotels, showrooms, offices and other properties wanting to offer high interior finish.
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