An emergency exit sign can save lives in the event of a fire or other danger. That’s why it’s important to clearly indicate the nearest exit. Together with fire signs, emergency exits are by far the most important signs in both public and private spaces.
NB! Our signs are not luminous. Use them as a complement to luminous signs or in places where they don’t have to be seen in the dark.
Finding the nearest escape route quickly can be the difference between life and death. Although it is easy to find your way out of a building in a calm situation, many people are not rational when acting under stress and in a panic. That’s why it is important to consider carefully the location and design of emergency exit signs.
An escape sign needs to show the way out of danger. It is important, therefore, that escape signs guide people all the way out of the building. Anyone following the signs must always be able to find the next sign, and so continue along the route towards safety. Rather one sign too many than one too few.
If there is a special entrance/exit for wheelchair users, this should be indicated using emergency exit signs with a wheelchair on them.
An emergency exit does not need to include the text “Emergency exit”. It may even be clearer to only use the classic green sign with a picture of a white figure showing where the exit is. This makes it easier for people who speak a different language.
You cannot be too clear when it comes to indicating escape routes. Make sure all emergency exit signs include an arrow showing which direction the exit is located in. An arrow pointing down means that the exit is just under the sign, while an arrow pointing up means that the exit is ahead. A diagonal arrow pointing downwards indicates that there is a downward staircase in the vicinity. A staircase can also be indicated with a simple staircase symbol and an arrow showing in which direction the stairs are located. Emergency exit signs should not just indicate; they should also guide.