- Full colour permanent signs
- Instructs disabled individuals to wait for assistance in the event of a fire
- Conforms to BS 5499.
These signs are designed to instruct people on how to proceed when evacuating disabled individuals from a fire. Designed to be installed in a designated refuge area, which should also be labelled with appropriate signage, the sign explains that the refuge point provides smoke protection until assistance arrives, and instructs the reader that disabled persons should wait for help to arrive rather than attempting to leave the building themselves.
Every business has a responsibility to formulate an evacuation plan to ensure their workforce remains safe in the event of an emergency. Since it may be difficult for disabled persons to swiftly evacuate via emergency exit routes, it is often recommended that a refuge point be created to keep them safe until extra assistance can help them evacuate. To ensure your staff are made aware of your emergency evacuation plan, you should consider installing a framed emergency escape route in a public area in order to minimise panic in the event that an emergency does occur.
The disabled refuge action sign is available in a range of materials to suit different environments. The self-adhesive flexible vinyl variety is easy to install and suitable for applying to smooth, clean and dry surfaces, including glass. The self-adhesive rigid plastic material is a great option if you're looking for something a little more durable with convenient installation. Finally, the rigid polypropylene variety is a very durable option and suitable for both indoor and outdoor use on any surface, but it must be drilled with holes, and extra sign fixings must be purchased separately if you plan to mount it to a wall.