We do offer signs created as per the Floor/Stairway signage requirements specified in IFC/IBC 1023.9. Tactile characters and Braille identify floors/levels clearly and follow signage standards set by ADA and ICC A117.1.
The main purpose of these compliant signs is to provide the correct exit information to the building occupants and emergency responders in case of emergency. Signs should display all important elements such as floor level, floors served, roof access or not, and also the nearest exit discharge.
The star symbol on the stairway exit or floor identification sign denotes a floor with the exit discharge. The star has to be five-pointed and raised, and located to the left of the identifying floor level. CBC Title 24 Code 1022.9 specifies that “Tactile floor designation signs shall be located at the landing of each floor level adjacent to the latch side in all enclosed stairways in buildings two or more stories in height. At the exit discharge level, the sign shall include a raised five-pointed star located to the left of the floor level. The outside diameter of the star shall be the same as the height of the raised characters.”
Glow stairway identification signs are made of tough 60 mil thick rigid plastic and use IPI materials with MEA certification from the NYC Department of Buildings (MEA-203-8-M). The signs are scratch, chemical, and vandal-resistant and glow brilliantly in a blackout.
Watch this video where we demonstrate how our glow-in-the-dark signs work.
Our stock stairway exit Braille signs come with foam adhesive strips to attach your sign to a wall or door. Additional attachment options like magnetic strips, hook and loop fasteners, screw holes, etc., are available at an additional cost. Installation hardware for custom signs must be ordered separately to match your mounting preference.