Escape and Alarm Zone Plans

The BS ISO 23601:2009 standard establishes design principles for displayed Escape Plans that contain information relevant to fire safety, escape, evacuation and rescue of the facility’s occupants. These plans may also be used by intervention forces in case of emergency and are intended to be displayed as signs in public areas and workplaces. 
The Escape Plans shall be designed in accordance with the evacuation strategy of the facility and address the specific needs of the occupants of the premises or part thereof.

Escape Plans are a fundamental complement to safety signs. They illustrate the escape route and building layout and help to educate users of a building in the correct actions to adopt in an emergency situation.
Escape Plans shall be located so that they are conspicuous in their environment of use and sited to ensure that they are accessible and readable to the intended user. Escape Plans shall be permanently fixed and are intended to be located: 

a) At positions where occupants can learn the means of escape and 

b) At strategic points of the escape route: 
  • On every floor at primary entry points to the building; 
  • Halls and corridors; 
  • Near lifts and stairs; 
  • In every room, e.g. hotel rooms; 
  • At appropriate congregation points, e.g. cafeterias, office centres, meeting rooms, etc 
  • At principal junctions and intersections. 
Technical characteristics

StandardLuminance Intensity (mcd/m2) Period of light decay (minutes) 
10 minutes60 minutesLuminance intensity greater than 0,3 mcd/m2
DIN 67 510-4 20 2.8 340 
BS ISO 16069:2017140201800
215  30  3100 

*Measurement criteria in accordance with DIN 67 510 - 1 and BS ISO 16069:2017

Material: Photoluminescent (phosphorescent) rigid plastic 2 mm thick
Printing: Serigraphy, high quality gloss paint with UV resistance and a 5-year guarantee 
Surface: Antistatic and easy to clean 
Fire Resistance: Class M1 
Chemical Characteristics: Self-extinguishing (Previously Class M1) and flame retardant according to IEC 60092-101:2018.