Protect your people with up-to-date emergency maps.
Safety & Wayfinding Maps
Accurate and up-to-date safety signage is critical for emergency planning. Evacuation maps, severe weather shelter maps, and security maps help prepare employees and visitors to respond in an emergency and quickly and easily find their way to safety. Wayfinding maps like campus maps serve a more informational purpose by guiding someone to their destination. Campus maps can also be used on websites or in brochures to help orient new employees or visitors.
Fire evacuation maps are often (but not always) required by fire code, OSHA code, federal, state, and municipal codes. Pre-incident planning maps are sometimes required by state or local codes. While other map types are not always required, they are often a best practice for safety and risk management and are an important part of a comprehensive office safety plan.
Map Holders & Frames
Make sure your map or emergency plan is properly displayed and accessible.
Why Office Maps Should Be Up-To-Date
U.S. fire departments respond to approximately 3,340 fires per year in general office buildings (National Fire Protection Association). One of the most common reasons fire evacuation and emergency exit plans are not up-to-date is because no one knew who was responsible. Unfortunately, “not knowing” does not remove liability. Under OSHA and NFPA regulations, property owners and landlords are responsible for building evacuation maps in shared or public areas like lobbies, staircases, and hallways. Most importantly, their job is to make sure everyone can find exits or safety in an emergency situation. Tenants are often held responsible for the space they rent. Protect your employees or building tenants with up-to-date safety maps.
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Fire evacuation maps must often follow NFPA, ICC, OSHA, federal, state, and municipal codes and standards, which can vary depending on your occupancy level. A DIY map will probably not be up to code and may not include all the relevant features. Most maps depict easy-to-read floor plans with a “you are here” marker. Specific features will vary depending on the map’s purpose but can include fire exit doors, primary and secondary egress routes, fire pull locations, labeled stairwells, and exit/entry locations.
Why Work With Building Maps?
No Lost Files
Faster Map Creation
No Software or Training Needed
Building Maps is NFPA certified and has experience in creating wayfinding and emergency maps for offices and other commercial spaces. Our team includes safety experts and professional illustrators who understand the science and design needed to create easy-to-follow and code-compliant maps.