While there are no strict requirements regarding the use and placement of fire extinguisher signs, OSHA requires that fire extinguishers be “mounted, located, and identified” such that they are readily accessible by employees during an emergency. Signs are one way to identify the fire equipment and qualifies as a recommended safety practice.
Additionally, while the NFPA also does not mention signage specifically, it does require extinguishers placed inside cabinets to be conspicuously marked. It also requires that extinguishers located in large rooms or places with visual distractions be accompanied by appropriate means to guide people to the equipment location.
A fire extinguisher sign should be installed above a portable fire extinguisher to help people locate the equipment easily. The sign should be installed high enough to be seen from a distance and not be obstructed by objects, opening doors, people, etc. It is often a good idea to install the sign close to the ceiling, right above the extinguisher. This ensures people can read the sign from near, far, and different angles.
Additionally, placing directional fire extinguisher signs with arrows close to the extinguisher is also a best practice so that people a little away from the equipment can also locate it. The arrows on the sign assist with pointing towards the location of the fire equipment.
The OSHA standard 1910.157 does not explicitly mention anything about fire extinguisher signs other than the requirement for the extinguishers to be identified. However, the NFPA code 10 does make a couple of recommendations with respect to signage. It requires that signs be installed in close proximity of the extinguishers and be readily visible from the normal path of travel.
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We also offer glow-in-the-dark fire extinguisher signs that come with a photoluminescent film and glow brilliantly in the dark.
It absolutely is. We offer different types of custom fire extinguisher sign templates, from engraved, protruding, and designer signs to floor signs, stencils, and more. You may personalise these with your text, symbol, and other elements such as font, color, material, etc. Customization facilities are provided absolutely free-of-cost!