In most buildings, escape and rescue plans are required by the government.
The escape and rescue plan should, for example, be displayed in front of each stairwell – i.e. on the inside of the hallway – so that people can find out about alternate escape routes in the event of a smoke-filled stairwell.
Escape and rescue plans must be clear, up-to-date, easy to read and feature warning symbols.
You must be able to see which escape route to take from the respective location in order to reach a safe area.
The locations of the fire protection equipment (fire detectors, fire extinguishers, wall hydrants, etc.) must be included in the plans. For quick orientation, it is important that the plan is presented correctly. The location of the viewer must also be indicated in the escape and rescue plan.