For large and complex commercial buildings, fire signage fire signage is essential. They indicate the nearest evacuation exit in the event of a fire or another emergency and allow staff to quickly locate fire extinguishers and break glass.
Fire signage is also important in informing individuals of assembly points or giving them more specific information, such as how to use fire extinguishers and which is more suitable for different types of fire.
Safety signage must be used when there is a significant risk to health and safety and other methods simply cannot control the risks as efficiently. Signs must also conform to British Standard ISO 7010 in order to be as consistent as possible.
The Responsible Persons must determine the primary exit route, which is normally the shortest and quickest escape route from the building from any given location within it. There also needs to be a plan for a secondary route should the primary route be blocked or inaccessible.