03Jun 2013
by Nick Potter

BS 5306 Part 8 : 2012 New Fire Safety Sign Requirement – Fire Extinguisher Missing Signs

In regards to BS 5306 Part 8 : 2012 it now states that:-
The position and type of a fire extinguisher should be indicated on a sign so that, if the extinguisher is removed, this can be identified during a safety inspection, and a replacement ordered“.

The Safety Centre has a selection of Fire Extinguisher Missing Safety Signage that is ideal to help comply with the above statement.

Fire Extinguisher Missing Sign


The above sign is designed to be positioned behind a fire extinguisher so that when the extinguisher is removed from its location, the ‘Missing’ portion of the extinguisher is now visible.  This is an ideal way to raise awareness in a building that a fire extinguisher has been removed from its allocated position, so that it can be found or so that a replacement unit can be ordered.

Jalite Photoluminescent Fire Extinguisher Missing Signs

Our range of fire extinguisher safety signs are from Jalite and are manufactured from a photoluminescent material.  This material is designed to glow in the dark in the event of a mains failure which allows the position of fire extinguishers to still be visible, even in pitch black conditions.  These signs are available for water, foam, powder, carbon dioxide and wet chemical fire extinguishers.  Aswell as for fire blankets and hose reels.

Keep Your Building Compliant With Fire Extinguisher Missing Signs

The fire extinguisher missing sign is available for the different types of fire extinguishers in use within buildings in the UK today.  You can help to stay compliant to BS5306 Part 8 : 2012 by installing this type of signage to give clear indication of locations of fire safety equipment.

If you’re interested in these products you may also be interested in our Fire Alarm Panels or Fire Alarm Systems ranges. Contact us for more details.

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