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Internal Signage

Theme 10

Internal Signage

Last updated: 08 July 2021

Recommendation

33.27

That in all high-rise buildings floor numbers be clearly marked on each landing within the stairways and in a prominent place in all lobbies in such a way as to be visible both in normal conditions and in low lighting or smoky conditions.

Progress date:

Autumn 2021

Responsible for completion:

  • Government

Progress

Status

In progress

On 26 November 2020, the amendments to Building Regulation guidance (Fire Safety: Approved Document B) was published and sets provisions for consistent wayfinding signage in new block of flats or new mixed-use buildings containing flats with a top floor more than 11 metres above ground level.

The Government has consulted on proposals to require that wayfinding signage be present in all existing high-rise residential buildings. We proposed going beyond the Inquiry’s recommendation and introduce a requirement for it in all multi-occupied residential buildings 11 metres and above. 

The Government’s response to the Fire Safety consultation was published on 17 March 2021 (link).

The Government intends to implement these recommendations through regulations made under Article 24 of the Fire Safety Order (FSO). The Government intends s to lay these Regulations this autumn.