Correct usage of fire signs throughout premises is a crucial element of any company’s fire safety strategy. Fire sign designs vary inordinately and in a common case over a period of time companies can accumulate incorrect signage throughout their premise conveying false information in the event of a fire.

SGN offer a fully comprehensive survey on existing and new build premises as guidance to what firefighting equipment and signage is required by the Law.


A Health & Safety and Fire Safety Survey is a detailed and methodical examination of a company’s premises and the day-to-day operations within the company to identify ways in which the threat from fire can be minimized. Under the Fire Safety Legislation, those who are responsible for a premises must manage fire safety on the premises and ensure all relevant steps such as; fire escape plans to correct fire signage have been implemented and maintained for the safety of the buildings occupants.   


The Health and Safety (Signs and Signals) Regulations 1996 state that:

  • Employers must use safety signs wherever there is a risk to health and safety which cannot be controlled by other means

  • Safety signs must be of a specified type

  • All signs must contain a pictogram; text only signs are no longer acceptable

  • Signs must be properly maintained and adequately lit

  • Employers must ensure that signs are understood by employees