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Stairwell Signs

International Fire Code Stairwell Identification Signs

Internationally, code officials agree that there is need for comprehensive, up-to-date set of regulations guiding the fire safety code for all private and commercial buildings. This agreement is known as the International Fire Code, which sets a basic set of guidelines that safeguard public health and safety in all communities. Accordingly, a portion of this regulation is dedicated to specifying ADA stairwell signage which is essential to the safety of buildings large and small. These ADA stairwell and stairway indicator signs display important information such as roof access, exit levels and floor numbers. It is best to check with your local building codes and/or fire department for the correct specifications. Cities and Counties have some details such as colors that differ from agency to agency.

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California’s Building Code for Stairwell Signs

In California, buildings 3 stories or higher are required to have stairway identification signage as well as floor level signs with tactile text and braille. The regulations require these ADA Stairway Signs to be located within the interior stairwell enclosure at each floor landing and to be posted five feet above the floor level. The Stairwell Displays must also indicate specific information including the stairway identification, roof access and exit discharge levels. Although there are basic requirements for these stairwell signs, the actual layout may vary, so be sure to consult the appropriate authorities for the pertinent code/regulation compliance.

The following is an excerpt from the Title 24 California Building Code (2012) related to Stairwell Identification:

1022.9 Stairway identification signage. A sign shall be provided at each floor landing in an interior exit stairway and ramp connecting more than three stories designating the floor level, the terminus of the top and bottom of the interior exit stairway and ramp and the identification of the stair or ramp. The signage shall also state the story of, and the direction to, the exit discharge and the availability of roof access from the interior exit stairway and ramp for the fire department. The sign shall be located 5 feet (1524 mm) above the floor landing in a position that is readily visible when the doors are in the open and closed positions.

We Offer A Wide Variety of Styles for Our ADA Stairwell and Stairway Signs

We provide a variety of International Stairway Floor Number Signage that identifies the floors and are compliant with both ADA and the IFC 1022.9 codes. Some of our signage is also compliant with the California building code, Title 24, in case your building is within the state of California. Our signs range from 8" x 3" up to 12" x 18" depending on the style. We offer both stock and custom versions of these signs. Signage notating ROOF ACCESS, or where the exits are from a particular floor also are available as part of this group of signs. We make and sell a sign that contains a pictogram of a set of stairs with the word STAIRS under it in textile text along with Braille, which makes it ADA compliant. Other selections of signage in the stairwell group say things such as EXIT STAIR DOWN, EXIT STAIR UP, EMERGENCY EXIT or FIRE EXIT. For emergencies, we provide a sign to go next to the fire alarm that says PULL IN CASE OF FIRE. We manufacture all of our signage with high-quality materials to ensure they last for years. Please browse through our International Fire Code Stairwell Signage and other Stairway Displays on this page to discover the ones that best suit your needs.

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