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Emergency lighting signage
#1
Fire doors at the end of a corridor (or doors in the middle of a corridor) - the fire signage or legend on the emergency light should have running man and arrow UP to indicated progress forward from here (not arrow down as seems popular as this indicates a change of level downwards, which there is not).

So now imagine that once this door has been opened it leads directly to an external staircase where the stairs are to the right and go downwards.

My argument is the EL above the door should have arrow up, then any signage if it could be mounted externally would be arrow to the right downwards at 45 degrees.

Other person's argument is that the EL above the door should be arrow to the right downwards at 45 degrees.

The latter surely is not correct as the sign is not at the head of the stairs and the direction of travel is not at the point where the sign is, you need to go through a door first. If viewed from say twenty metres away, a person would assume that once the sign is reached you'd go down to the right, but that's not the case.

Common sense probably assumes arrow to the right and down above the door, but is this correct to BS?
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#2
Up or down will do, i'm an arrow up.

Id have arrow 45 deg after door.
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#3
Above the actual door it should be up (although I wouldn't get pedantic about an existing down arrow, it would still get people through the door) as that is the direction you need to go.

One through the door any further signage should reflect the next change of direction, in this case right & down.

It's idiotic to put a right or left arrow above a door as it implies you don't go through that door at all, if I see that done it gets ripped down and replaced.
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#4
http://www.bristol.ac.uk/safety/media/gn...gns-gn.pdf

Here is a description of the meaning of the signs and you can use either up or down arrow to progress along a corridor
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#5
(30-04-2019, 07:37 PM)AnthonyB Wrote: Above the actual door it should be up (although I wouldn't get pedantic about an existing down arrow, it would still get people through the door) as that is the direction you need to go.

One through the door any further signage should reflect the next change of direction, in this case right & down.

It's idiotic to put a right or left arrow above a door as it implies you don't go through that door at all, if I see that done it gets ripped down and replaced.

Hi Anthony,
Thank you, that is exactly what I thought was the case, that arrow right and down does not go in front of the door, that needs to be arrow up (or down - although I'm not keen on that), then the angled arrow is at the point of the change of direction, not before it.
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#6
Doh... and now I find there's a section on here just for emergency lighting...
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