Fire Safety Signage

At Unite Security we can complete a full site survey to ensure your signage requirements are complaint with the relevant standards. If they are not at current standards, we will identify the changes required and out professional team of engineers will replace any signage to ensure you are completely complaint with current regulations. We will work with you every step of the way to ensure the best measures are in place, for your premises. We cover the entirety of Scotland, with current customers in mainland Scotland, as well as the highlands and Islands.

What is a Fire Safety sign?

A fire safety sign is defined in regulation 2(1) as a sign (including an illuminated sign or an acoustic signal) which:

(a) provides information on escape routes and emergency exits in case of fire;
(b) provides information on the identification or location of firefighting equipment;
(c) gives warning in case of fire.

When are Fire Safety signs required?

Duties on employers to provide these signs will mostly arise, for England and Wales, from the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, and, for Scotland, the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 and other fire legislation. The effect here of the Regulations will, in most cases, be to describe the types of sign you may use. Often the enforcing authority for fire safety will determine where to locate the signs. In other cases, you should provide signs depending on the outcome of your assessment of risks to health and safety. If changes to existing signs are proposed, check first with your enforcing authority.