Rules & Regulations

FAQs relating to the codes of NBC  MFPLSFA  NFPA

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  1. Fire safety signage forms part of the overall fire protection, and is essential to the safety of you, your employees, your organisation and its customers.
  2. Fire safety signage is essential to assist people to escape from an emergency incident, with re-assurance throughout the route with continued directional signs.
  3. Fire safety signage is particularly important to guide people unfamiliar with the environment, Fire Safety signage will indicate the location of fire safety and fire-fighting equipment such as fire alarm call points and fire extinguishers.
  4. Fire Safety signage provides clear instructions for mandatory requirements such as ‘fire door keep shut’.
  5. Fire safety signage should be professionally installed by a competent person who is conversant with regulatory requirements and with the layout.
  6. Although there are standard requirements for some signage, fire exit signage is site specific, as no two layouts are the same.
  7. Building occupants should be able to view an emergency exit sign from wherever they are in a building.
  8. The point of sale materials should not obscure any emergency exit signage.
  9. The use of hanging or floor mounted signs may be required alongside conventional wall mounted signs.
  10. Always take due regard of the panic effect. No one truly knows how they will react to an incident until it occurs
  11. 1.NATIONAL BUILDING CODE 2005 2. is a national instrument providing guidelines for regulating the building construction activities across the country. 3.The Code mainly contains administrative regulations, development control rules and general building requirements; fire safety requirements; stipulations regarding materials, structural design and construction (including safety); and building and plumbing services.

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