Functional Statement:


To facilitate the timely movement of persons to a safe place in an emergency.





Design of signs, with respect to letters and colours, if they are necessary to indicate the direction of egress in public corridors and passageways.
This applies to floor areas that are intended for occupancy, including mezzanines as stated in Sentence, in buildings described in Sentence of Division A.
This also applies to:


To limit the probability that persons will not be familiar with the direction of egress routes, which could lead to exit locations not being readily identified in an emergency situation, which could lead to delays in the evacuation or movement of persons to a safe place, which could lead to harm to persons.
To expand the application of Sentence to signs indicating the direction of egress, which would otherwise only apply to exit signs.