The information detailed below is aimed primarily at the business, commercial & public service sectors who have legal responsibilities in respect of fire safety. It does not normally apply to any fire equipment that is purchased and used in a personal or private capacity such as in a private home, garage or car.
The Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations 1996 require that the location of fire fighting equipment must be identified by the use of the colour red as per the example below:
If fire-fighting equipment is placed in such a position as to be hidden from direct view, you must indicate its location using the relevant fire-fighting equipment sign and appropriate directional arrow if required as per the examples below:
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