We hope you have all been enjoying our content in regards to safety sign week. Today we bring you another post, but this time all about the fire safety signs.
The regulatory reform (Fire Safety) order, 2005 states that all workplaces must have adequate safety signs to point people towards fire-fighting equipment, emergency routes and emergency exits. But do you know what fire safety signs you need in your work place? Well below will help see if you have;
Fire Safety Signs your business needs
- Fire Alarms Signs
- Fire Action – i.e. what to do in the event of a fire
- Extinguisher signs
- Fire emergency exit and route signs
- Sprinkler sign
- Fire door sign
- Warning sign for example, do not leave machine on in case of fire
- Prohibition signs that are fire related i.e. no smoking sign
Knowing what fire safety sign you need is one thing, but do your staff know where the fire safety signs are, what they mean? Do they know what to do in the event of a fire. Perhaps not? Well we have supplied you with some top tips to ensure that your workplace and your staff are prepared if a fire did happen.
Top tips for fire safety in your workplace:
1- Make sure to have your fire alarms tested regularly
2- Carry out fire drills so your staff know where to go in the event of a fire
3- Make sure you show new staff and remind current staff where all the safety signs are, what to in the event of a fire.
4- Make sure the maintenance of your safety signs are up to date.
If you know that your safety signs are not up to scratch, or perhaps you need some advice on what safety sign you might need please do not hesitate to contact us.