Factors to Consider Before Purchasing Emergency Exit Signs

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Factors to Consider Before Purchasing Emergency Exit Signs

Easily seeing the nearest emergency exit can be a lifesaving maneuver. With the right exit sign in place it is a lot easier accomplished.

Easy as 1-2-3-4
When choosing the best emergency exit signs for your building there are four main factors to consider.

Cost
You will want to consider the cost of each sign both initially and long term.

 

Many buildings will require tens, in some cases hundreds, of emergency exit signs. This doesn't even include the additional fire safety signage that is required. You will want to ensure the option you choose is cost efficient, but also of the highest quality.

 

The long term cost includes things like ongoing maintenance and electricity. If you choose a hard-wired emergency exit sign you will not only be incurring high installation costs, but ongoing costs related to electricity and maintenance.

Effectiveness
Can your emergency exit sign withstand the elements its up against? It needs to not only to meet code, but to do its job when you need it the most.

 

Make sure your emergency exit signs are made for the location you are putting them. Some areas like those exposed to water or extreme temperatures require specific types of emergency exit signs.

Fully Compliant
In order to be able to open your building doors you will need to pass inspections. Part of inspection is having fully compliant emergency exit signs. Make sure to check with local and state requirements, but things like certified for NFPA, OSHA, and UL 924 listed when required.

Eco-Friendly
Photoluminescent emergency exit signs provide the only true eco-friendly energy free option on the market. This technology has been around for decades and is approved to be used to illuminate emergency exit signs and egress systems in the United States, Canada, Europe, and more. If you are renovating an older building or new construction, the photoluminescent emergency exit sign is an excellent eco-friendly option.

 

14 days ago
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