The Health & Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations 1996 came into force on April 1 1996 and relate to the use of fire safety signage in the workplace. The regulations apply to all places and activities where people are employed and require employers to provide specific safety signage whenever there is a risk that has not been avoided or controlled by other means.
The Fire Safety Sign age Regulations state that:
- Employers must use safety signs whereever there is no risk to health & Safety which cannot be controlled by other means
- Safety signs must be of a specicfied type
- All signs must contain a pictogram; text only signs are no longer acceptable
- Signs must be properly maintained and adequately lit
- Employers must ensure that signs are understood by employees
- Emergency escape routes and exit doors that are not in common use should be clearly indicated as appropriate by suitable signs
Do existing signs need to be changed?
In the case of safety signs, where employers decide that a previously acceptable sign is not of a type referred to in the Regulations they have until 24th December 1998 to replace it. How can we help?
We can arrange a free survey of your premises to:
- Ensure the correct signage has been provided
- Provide a quotation for new or replacement Fire Signs & Notices
- Discuss options to resolve any specific problem unique to your premises
You are able to make the right choices for fire equipment and do not need to waste money with over supply or the wrong choice of fire equipment.
To find out more information, please contact us on 01438 735777.