Regulations require employers to use a safety sign where there is a significant risk to health and safety that has not been avoided or controlled by methos under other relevant law, provided that use of a sign can help reduce risk. The regulations apply to all workplaces and to all activities where people are employed.
Having the right signs in the right place will help ensure the safe evacuation of staff in the event of a fire and will also help to comply with the regulations.
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Photoluminescent escape route signs are made from a zinc sulphide compound, which is charged by natural or artificial white light. They retain their luminous power for several hours to allow occupants to evacuate buildings quickly and safely in the dark and can be recharged any number of times.
Low location lighting uses a similar principle. Directional indicators on floors and walls glow in the dark to point out a clear, unambiguous and continuous escape route.
Having illuminated guidance low down - below the level where smoke would collect in the event of a fire - provides a major safety benefit.
The Health and 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 signage Regulations state that: