Should your store or office have one or more EVAC maps? Fort Worth members of the business community realize that these signs are not just good ideas but actually quite frequently a legal requirement set forth by OSHA as well as the local fire marshal. Evacuation maps essentially identify a person’s current location and the quickest escape routes via stairs, emergency exits and elevators.
But just because evacuation maps for Fort Worth commercial venues are a requirement, it does not mean that you cannot brand your business in the process. In fact, these signs can be manufactured with your company’s look and foyer atmosphere in mind.
Reading EVAC maps is sometimes confusing. When you opt for 2D or three-dimensional displays, you have the option of making it much clearer for visitors, customers and staff members to visualize where they are located in relationship to emergency exits, fire extinguishers and other safety equipment.
While you could have your map printed onto stock paper, why not opt for metal instead? The metallic backdrop would be a wonderful complement to your metal laminate lobby sign or suite markers. In the alternative, you may also choose acrylic or even plastic. When you keep the substrate similar to the one used for the other signs in the storefront or office, you ensure a cohesive look.
Should you mount your map directly onto the wall – offsets can make it look sleek and modern – or opt for a frame instead? The frame is a good idea when your room assignments are not fixed or you might be doing some work in the space that changes the layout in some way. This allows you to have an updated EVAC map whenever your space changes in some way. At the same time, there is no need to uninstall and reinstall the complete sign.
Full color printing takes an otherwise boring map and turns it into a colorful assistive device. If you really want to go for the gusto, opt for photo-luminescent frames. This shows consumers that your business is forward-thinking, intent on dealing with small details and yet nevertheless in touch with the requirements of the big picture.
Adding your logo and company name to the map is easy to do. While you are at it, consider the other emergency signs that you currently have in your venue. Are your exit signs modern, in keeping with ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) standards and suitable for branding your business? If you have purchased them at a big box office supply store, there is a good chance that you are missing one or more of these requirements.
Why not overhaul your safety signs when commissioning the EVAC maps? A harmonious look is an excellent method for creating an inviting atmosphere in your lobby or storefront setting. Talk to the friendly indoor safety sign specialists at Cowtown Graphics & Signs to get your order started today. We can show you plenty of substrate options, print possibilities and branding suggestions even for these important markers. Manufacture is quick, and we gladly come out and install your products in the mandated places.