The usual emergency sign tends to involve providing details on exits and where they are. However, not all businesses need this type of sign and may require custom emergency signs specific to their needs. Whatever the need though, these signs need to be bright, bold and clear and placed in highly visible places to provide their information.
Custom emergency signs can vary from a sign for the alarm to providing emergency instructions, evacuation points, assembly points, phones and more. Whatever the sign is, it is important that it stands out. Using a red or green background with white text is the standard emergency colours so people will know what to look for.
If the sign is giving extra emergency instructions, these need to be clear and to the point. In an emergency, no one is really going to have time to read through a lot of information. For example, an ‘In Case Of Emergency’ sign should only have something simple such as ‘Break Glass’.
Graphics give more information than text, particularly if people within the building do not speak the same language. Graphics can include directional arrows, a figure running, phone symbol or figures of a group indicating a meeting point.