Fire safety signs and symbols must always be visible. In the event of a fire, no one can afford to spend precious minutes locating fire extinguishers, hoses, valves and other response apparatus. As the facility owner, you have a responsibility to adhere to safety communication best practices. Clearly and accurately mark the locations of your facility’s fire safety equipment with Clarion Safety Systems’ fire equipment location signs.
Fire Safety Signs: Facilitating Efficient Emergency Fire Response
Because of our involvement with writing both the NFPA and ISO standards related to fire and safety signs, we understand how fire equipment location sign systems are meant to be designed and installed.
Picture the risk situation you’re trying to address. The need is to find a fire hose, alarm or extinguisher at any time practically anywhere in your facility. The optimum situation is that the location of this equipment can be readily seen from any area. But this is rarely the case.
Fire equipment is often mounted in out-of-the-way areas like next to wall pillars, in concealed corners, behind partitions, and in far corners of rooms. The best safety practice is to post a fire equipment location sign above the actual equipment and then install directional signs leading towards it from the common areas in the building.
In this way, either the equipment or the direction to the equipment is clearly indicated in every area of your facility.
The fire safety sign must be recognizable, visible from a distance, and situated high up. Although OSHA doesn’t have requisites on safety sign height, it is optimal to place a fire extinguisher safety sign above the equipment so that it will be visible even if people or objects are blocking your view of it.
When it comes to fire safety equipment, it’s important that facility owners around the world all speak the same visual language. This means using the same graphical symbols. That’s why all our signs in this category utilize symbols standardized by ISO – so no matter what the location is, or what your people’s backgrounds are, they’ll instantly recognize the fire safety sign they’re looking at.
At Clarion Safety Systems, we strongly recommend you choose to order the photoluminescent versions of our fire equipment signs. Fires occur in power-out conditions and the glow provided by your fire safety signs will give people the visual cues they need to orient themselves in their environment.
Each of our fire equipment location signs can be ordered in flat, panoramic or flag styles to match the viewing angle(s) you expect the sign to be seen from.