The specific details of building safety regulations can vary somewhat depending on your location, but egress map signs, often also called floor map signs, are typically required no matter where a building is located. These signs direct occupants where to go in the event of an emergency like a fire.
Blue Dot Signs is a full-service sign company, which means we can craft simple signage made of sturdy, high-quality materials that are both compliant with ADA, HPD, and fire safety codes as well as reflective of your business’s aesthetic. Fill out our online form to order your egress map or call 908-486-7000.
Floor map signs are a crucial part of evacuations both real and practice run-throughs because they give a layout of the floor they’re posted on with highlights pointing out where on that floor the sign is posted (You Are Here signs). This lets occupants know how close they are to the quickest exit, making evacuations faster and safer.
Some egress maps are designed strictly for directional use. Local malls and shopping centers use "You Are Here" signs in NJ to help direct people to stores and other areas they may want to find. For most other properties, building information signs like egress maps are required – or at least strongly suggested – by the NJ Department of Community Affairs, the HPD (in New York) and other local building codes. They should be installed at the critical areas in your building where occupants can use them to determine a safe path out during an emergency. Because of our experience in building signs for safety and DCA compliance, we can assist with egress map designs to create graphics that are accurate and clear. Egress maps are a type of fire sign.
Other types of emergency exit signs besides floor map signs that we can provide include:
These signs are designed to be quickly read and understood by as many people as possible, and don’t typically involve a lot of creative customization in order to avoid decreasing their accessibility. However, we can customize some aspects of yours if they don’t violate safety codes such as:
The graphics are usually printed or engraved in acrylic or metal. We also use contrasting colors and clean fonts to ensure signage is legible even in low light conditions. These customizations can help your sign blend in with your decor so that it looks professional in your building when it is not needed. If an emergency exit is required, however, the sign will be there, clear and ready to help building occupants.
Building evacuation maps, "you are here," signs, and other required emergency signs, are an important part of every building. We believe there are significant advantages to choosing a custom sign from Blue Dot. Specifically, our egress map signs are:
In addition to sign manufacturing, our services are another benefit to choosing emergency signage from Blue Dot. We have an in-depth understanding of building signage and regulations, as well as installation services, that can assist you in getting the correct signage.
Almost every public, commercial, or multi-family residential property is required to post the proper egress signs in case of an emergency. This includes businesses, hotels, apartments, offices, court buildings, hospitals, and more. These signs should be placed throughout the building, usually in:
The You Are Here signs used by shopping centers and for wayfinding can be placed almost anywhere, but are best placed in areas that people already walk.
We can assist with customizing your egress map designs and installing signage in the correct places through our knowledge of building codes and regulations regarding emergency signage. This way, you can be sure that your building is both compliant and safe.
Signage isn’t always just about supporting your business’s brand. It’s also about keeping people inside your building safe. Blue Dot Signs can design and fabricate one of the widest arrays of building egress map signs in NJ. Our signs can both accomplish this practical goal while also reflecting what your business is like as much as possible. Please email us at email@example.com as soon as you’re ready to order or learn more about our standard model and personalized egress map signs for your business’s building.
Yes. They’re two different terms for the same product.
There’s not a specific font that’s required for egress map signs or HPD signs in general, but to keep them ADA compliant and as readable as possible, sticking with plain, sans-serif fonts like Arial, Helvetica, and Verdana is ideal.
We do provide sign repair services. Please contact us for a price estimate and plan of action for your sign.
Yes. We provide sign installation, repair, and removal services that comply with any relevant regulations like HPD code.
Yes. They would need to incorporate your building’s specific floor layouts. They could also include your business’s custom colors or logo as long as they don’t make the sign more difficult to understand or otherwise violate HPD regulations.
Yes. We are aware of building safety regulations, and can inform you of them if you’re unsure how they apply to your signs.
These signs need to be displayed at all times, so keep an eye on how much wear and tear they sustain. Wiping them with a damp, non-abrasive cloth to keep them free of dust and debris is usually all that’s needed.
Since they’re meant to be prominently displayed at all times, they can last years when properly installed and maintained.
If a code inspector doesn’t see these signs installed correctly in certain places, you can face multiple fines for not keeping the building as safe as possible.
We can fabricate almost any custom size needed. The minimum size required by HPD code is usually 18” x 12”.