Guidance sheet: Purpose and need for an effective fire safety signing system

Guidance sheet: Correct use of escape route signs with directional meaning of arrows.

Certificates of Conformity
These are certificates confirming the quality of JALITE photoluminescent materials, products and system coatings.

Photoluminescent Materials
All of the signs illustrated are available in photoluminescent rigid pvc (R) and photoluminescent self-adhesive vinyl (V).

Document Research Material
JALITE PLC continually work alongside various agencies, research companies and associations, including:

  • United States Coast Guard
  • Building Research Establishment - Underwriters Laboratory
  • HSSA (Health and Safety Signs Association)
  • NRC (National Research Council, Canada)
  • NHS Estates (Health Technical Memorandum)

Key contacts within JALITE PLC
Jim Creak - Managing Director
Tom Cockburn - Customer Services Manager

Reference Documents

BS5378-1 : 1980   Safety signs and colours
This document contains information concerning the specification for colour and design for health and safety signs.

BS5378-3 : 1982   Safety signs and colours
This document is an additional document to BS5378-1 : 1980.

BS5499-1 : 1990   Fire safety signs, notices and graphical symbols
This document contains information concerning the specification for fire safety signs.

BS5499-4 : 2000   Escape route signing
This document contains information concerning the specification for escape route signing (Exit and Fire Exit) with additional advice on the correct use and application of directional meaning of arrows.

Other relevant documents
ISO 3864 : 1984   Safety colours and safety signs
ISO 6309 : 1987   Fire safety signs
Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations 1996

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