Going out to a nightclub is supposed to be an occasion of joyful celebration, full of the promise of meeting new people, dancing, laughing and blowing off some steam with friends. However, in the aftermath of the shooting at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida, what began as a night of fun ended in tragedy.
Sadly, the last century has seen some of the deadliest nightclub and assembly fires known to man. Many were the result of attendees getting trapped inside of buildings where they were gathered to hear music and socialize during the prohibition and post prohibition era. The deadliest of these disasters was the fire at Boston’s Cocoanut Grove Theater –the second worst single building fire in American history (second only to the Iroquois Theatre fire). The space was over its authorized capacity by 32 people, and they all lost their lives to the deadly blaze. The enormity of the event was so shocking that it briefly replaced the news of World War II in papers, and it led to a reform of safety standards and codes across the country.
With no advance warning, natural and manmade disasters, such as a fires, earthquakes, chemical spills happen. And tragically, acts of terrorism also sometimes happen. When mere moments count, something as simple as a safety sign can make a critical difference between grievous injuries and possible fatalities, and safe egress.
Idesco Safety has a wide variety of interior and exterior signage options to accommodate and keep your business up to operating code and making the space safer for occupants. Fire, exit, and first aid safety signs are especially important in the case of a nightclub or other venue that will draw large, energetic crowds.
These signs can decrease accidents and save lives every day by providing early warnings and alerts and letting people know what to do and what not to do in the event that they have to evacuate a space. While safety signs must meet OSHA specifications, they can be customized to your facility’s needs so you can keep your safety identification system up to date. With the help of an expert, you can take steps to reduce visual clutter so the messages are clearly recognized and will create consistency of design throughout your facility, improving regulatory compliance and making your venue safer and easier to manage in the case of an untimely emergency. To find out more about how safety signs can improve workplace security and create a cooperative and community-serving environment, please contact us at any time.
Because each disaster can have lasting effects – people may be seriously injured or even killed – and devastating and costly property damage can occur, when entering any public assembly building, venue operators should know and advise their guests to observe all posted safety signs and follow these guidelines to be prepared in case of an emergency.
As we remember those we have lost to a tragedy, know that every time we come together to celebrate, we are creating another chance to make a difference and remain open to strengthening bonds, creating happiness and bringing in healing.
Responsibly providing a space for guests to have a good time in what can be a frenetic environment includes thoroughly and consistently addressing their needs, comfort and safety. Let Idesco Safety take care of your venue safety signage needs.