Do I Need Evacuation Placards?
Evacuation placards are signs or posters that are displayed in buildings, facilities, and public places to provide important information about emergency evacuation procedures in case of a fire, natural disaster, or other emergency. These placards are designed to help occupants quickly and safely evacuate the building in the event of an emergency and are a critical component of any building’s fire and life safety plan.
The main purpose of evacuation placards is to provide clear, concise instructions on how to evacuate a building safely in the event of an emergency. This includes information such as the location of exits, stairways, and assembly areas, as well as any specific instructions for individuals with disabilities or mobility issues. These placards should also provide information about activating the fire alarm, calling 911, and reporting the emergency to the appropriate authorities.
Evacuation placards are typically displayed near exits, in stairwells, and in other prominent locations throughout the building. They should be easily visible and easy to understand, with large, bold text and clear graphics. In addition, evacuation placards should be regularly reviewed and updated to ensure that they remain current and accurate, especially in the event of any changes to the building or its layout.
Evacuation placards play a critical role in ensuring the safety of building occupants in the event of an emergency. They provide clear, concise instructions on how to evacuate a building safely and help to promote an organized and effective response in the event of a fire, natural disaster, or other emergency. Building owners and managers should ensure that their evacuation placards are prominently displayed, regularly reviewed, and updated as necessary to ensure the safety of all building occupants.
Advanced Safety Graphics Evacuation Placards
Evacuation placards provide emergency evacuation routes to designated exits and highlight fire/safety equipment locations with easy-to-understand written evacuation instructions. An emergency evacuation plan’s purpose is to provide employees with the information that allows them to evacuate a building as quickly and safely as possible. All of the placards are location-specific to the viewer using a “You Are Here” arrow that is easily located.
Legends and Callouts
Posted emergency plans and evacuation plans need to be clear and concise while drawing attention to important information. A clear legend and identifying markings are important to illustrate correctly on your signage.
Customized Designs for OHSA Plans
We can help create OHSA compliant evacuation signage that illustrate the important features of your emergency plan. Each sign that is created for a facility can unique callouts based upon the planned posting location.