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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

What is a Refuge Sign?

Refuge signs have been a requirement in buildings for years and are usually listed on the evacuation map if its part of the fire department regulations for a facility.

Area of Refuge signs are typically in English but are available in bilingual text with international icons of fire and / accessibility.

Additional signs are often required with directional arrows showing the way to the Area of Refuge..

The signs can be in standard aluminum or photo luminescent materials that absorb light in day and glow at night as well as reflective local regulations specify the size and materials.

The signs are typically mounted above head height for easy viewing when a group is present. They are part of most Life Safety Programs and required in most facilities with 50 or more occupants and visitors.

For more information on wayfinding and emergency signage visit SchoolFacilities.com.