In emergency situations time is of the essence. Precious seconds cannot be spared searching for emergency equipment, this is especially true in the event of a fire. Locating fire extinguishers quickly can help to put out the fire sooner and reduce injuries or prevent possible casualties.
In the event that there is a fire in your facility, fire signs make people aware of the location of fire extinguishers and fire alarms. This allows people to respond faster and get to safety.
The advancements in design of fire extinguisher cabinets have allowed the cabinets to fit much more seamlessly into the surrounding environments. In many cases this makes the fire extinguisher cabinets safer, but makes them harder to identify from the buildings decor and surroundings.
The sole purpose of fire signage is to ensure that the information is clear and effective in case of a fire. This means that fire signs must have bold colors and graphics. This decreases response time and builds awareness in non- emergency times.
A fire sign can be a much-needed addition to your cabinet that can help identify the extinguisher in the case of an emergency.
In addition to being installed directly on the fire extinguisher cabinet, fire signage is often placed in other areas of the building. These particular types of signs are often called fire extinguisher locations signs. This signage is used to indicate where in the building the fire extinguisher cabinet is located.
Fire extinguisher locations signs can often be found in:
- Narrow passageways
- Entrances and Exits
Fire extinguisher locations signs are an ideal way to ensure that safety equipment is identified and located in the event of an emergency.