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The benefits of using safety grade Photoluminescent Fire Safety Signs

The use of Fire Safety Signs is required by several standards and codes such as OSHA, NFPA 170 and the International Fire Code.

Fire Safety Signs are used for the purpose of informing building users and the fire department teams on the location of fire-fighting and fire alarm equipment such as fire extinguishers, fire hose reels, risers, valves and fire alarm pull stations.

To assure that the Fire Safety Signs used in your buildings will be effective during normal operational times but most importantly during an emergency, several factors should be taken in to consideration. Therefore, selecting the right size, type, location and material of construction of Fire Safety Signs may be vital in providing a safety environment and reducing risk in your facilities.

To choose the right size of Fire Safety Signs, these should be selected in accordance to their intended maximum viewing distance. ANSI Z535.2 establishes the relationship between letter size used on supplementary texts and the sign’s safe viewing distance. The table below show ANSI’s Minimum Letter Height and its respective Minimum Safe Viewing Distance both under Favorable and Unfavorable Reading Conditions.

Deciding on the appropriate type of sign is also very important and you can select from a variety of shapes being the most common the Type 1, Type 2 and Panoramic signs: