What is the importance of fire safety signage? A guide on fire hazard safety signage

What is the importance of fire safety signage?

A guide on fire hazard safety signage

Fires are an ever-present danger for property-owning businesses of all sizes. There are several causes of fire outbreaks in the workplace, any one of them could happen on your premises at any moment. As such, it is essential that you stay prepared in as many ways as possible. One of the best and easiest ways to do this is to invest in fire signage.

What is fire signage and why is it crucial?

There are a few signage options your business can invest in for its premises, we’ll get to those in a moment. In a nutshell, fire safety signage can be pasted on walls or placed in different areas that serve the purpose of informing employers and visitors about several things.

This information can range from fire safety tips, evacuation point demarcations, evacuation directions, and flammable area warnings or entry prevention. When used together, fire signage can save the lives of your employees in the case of a fire outbreak.

Types of fire signage and their uses in the workplace


Posters allow you to inform people about fire safety tips that should be adhered to at your place of work. These kinds of signs need to be easy to read and interpret, they should also have tips that are easy to remember and implement. There are a few kinds of posters you can opt for, contact us today to learn more!

SABS Signs and fire guards

Your premises will need bright signage that people can see through dense smoke so that they find the right routes and exits. South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) certified signs need to be simple, elaborate and easy to interpret for anyone.

While fire guards aren’t considered as signage, they’re still crucial for fire safety. Fire guards prevent unauthorised personnel from accessing areas where they can cause fire hazards, such as engine or server rooms. They also serve the purpose of preventing incidents in the case of an evacuation; fire guards can block access to hazardous areas, provide detailed escape routes and display which areas should be avoided.

IMO signs

International Maritime Organisation sanctioned signs also come in handy in the case of a fire outbreak when you’re working or travelling on a body of water. These kinds of signage show people important things during a fire, such as the location of safety items (life boats, ladders etc.) as well as safety points.

All in all, fire signage are important features for any business to have in its premises. Do you need a couple of new posters or perhaps some SABS certified signs? No problem! Contact us today for a free quote.

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