Properly Marking Stairwells - NFPA Life Safety Code

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Installing proper signage in buildings can be the key to fast exits during an emergency.  The are specific sign requirements for buildings that have 5 floors or more.

According to the NFPA Life Safety Code "Stairs serving five or more stories shall be provided with signage within the enclosure at each floor landing. The signage shall indicate the story, the terminus of the top and bottom of the stair enclosure, and the identification of the stair enclosure. The signage also shall state the story of, and the direction to, exit discharge. The signage shall be inside the enclosure located approximately 5 feet (1.5 m) above the floor landing in a position that is readily visible when the door is in the open or closed position."

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