Fire and Emergency Escape Safety - Regulatory Reform Order 2005

Created Date: 2013-05-27 Hits: 3447 Comment: 0
Fire and Emergency Escape Safety - Regulatory Reform Order 2005

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 places responsibility for fire safety on employers to ensure that a fire risk assessment has been conducted to establish fire risks and that appropriate actions are take to reduce them. Failure to comply could leave to severe legal penalties.

Under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, any non-automatic fire fighting equipment should be identified with an appropriate sign. The signs should be positioned and designed in accordance with BS EN ISO 7010:2012 to ensure maximum levels of comprehension.

By positioning an appropriate fire equipment sign at a height between 1.7 - 2m from the floor it helps to located and identify essential fire equipment in the even of it being obscured by furnishings in the room.

Emergency escape signs are provided to guide you from wherever you are in the building, via a place of relative safety (the escape route) to the place of ultimate safety (the assembly area).

It must not be assumed that everyone will know all safe routes through the building. Similarly, it must not be assumed that, once outside the building via the final exit, people will know how to get to the assembly area, so signs directing to the assembly area may also be required.

Emergency escape signs should comply with BS EN ISO 7010:2012 to ensure maximum levels of understanding. The old EC Directive (92/58/EEC) designs should no longer be used due to their low comprehension credentials.

When buying from Caledonia you can be assured that the signs we supply will meet the highest levels of technical and quality scrutiny.

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