HL Deb 18 March 1996 vol 570 c89WA
Lord Marlesford

asked Her Majesty's Government:

In what circumstances County Fire Officers have the authority to require that traditional fire EXIT signs are replaced by the new European sign depicting a running person and what costs they estimate are being incurred as a result.

Baroness Blatch

Where fire authorities are responsible for enforcing fire safety legislation, they are also responsible for enforcing the requirements for the provision and use of fire safety signs included in the Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations 1996. Those requirements for pictogram signs will only apply to existing fire safety signs after 24th December 1998. The estimated costs of this are between £2 million and £12 million.