Comprehensive communication and evacuation plans are critical in emergency situations. Signs are an integral part of these plans and quickly direct a person into action and ensure that no matter what the situation or emergency, instructions are always understood
Code requirements state that 4 types of proper signage must be visible to direct individuals to these safe locations
‘Area of Refuge’ signage is required per International Building Code (IBC) 2009
‘Elevator Landing’ (Emergency Communication) signage is required per International Building International Building Code (IBC) 2009
‘Area of Rescue Assistance’ signage is required under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and early versions of the International Building Code (IBC). States that have not adopted the IBC 2009 or later codes may still refer to these locations as Areas of Rescue Assistance and the signs shall have verbiage to reflect this.
Elevator Landing REQUIRES an illuminated sign stating “Emergency Communication” to be located by or on each wall providing access to the Elevator Landing.
Area of Refuge/Area of Rescue Assistance REQUIRES an illuminated sign stating “Area of Refuge” to be located by or on each door providing access to the Area of Refuge
Choose from Photoluminescent or Illuminated Wall Signs
At exits serving a required accessible space but not providing an approved means of egress
At Elevator Landings (signs state Emergency Communication)
Within Area(s) of Refuge