Door Signage

If you were asked to put up door signage, and you did not know where these are supposed to be mounted, chances are, you will mount these on the doors of your office. While some of these signs can indeed be posted on doors, a lot of these, specifically those that are ADA compliant, are not supposed to be posted on the doors themselves.

To help you figure out where these door signs should be mounted (and why these should be mounted in these specific places), here are some of the most commonly used door signs around and their ideal mounting positions:

-      Permanent Door Signs – these are door signs that are used to designate rooms that will never change their usage, like bathrooms, kitchens, closets and the like. These signs need to be ADA compliant and are signs that have tactile letters as well as Braille translations on them. For these signs to be useful, these need to be within the reach of the people who have to read them with their fingertips, so these have to be mounted approximately 60 inches from the floor.

These also need to be mounted on the wall adjacent to the door latch or door knob. The reason why this is placed beside the door and not the on the door itself (although you are allowed to put a similar sign on the door as well, if you wanted to), is to prevent accidents from happening. A person reading the door sign mounted on a door can easily get hit by an opening door, if the person opening such a door is on the other side of this and does not know that there is a person on the other side.

Signs that belong to such a designation include door number signs, bathroom signs, conference room signs and kitchen signs.

Door Signs

 -      Cubicle and Office Occupant Name Signs – these signs can be made ADA compliant as well, although it is not considered necessary since these signs can change frequently, depending on who is occupying the cubicle or office. While these signs do not need to have tactile letters and Braille on them, these still need to be mounted on the safe side of doors, just like ADA signs.

These also need to be mounted at eye level for people to easily see who the name of the person occupying a particular office. Just as with permanent door signs, you can also opt to have a supplementary sign attached to the door of the office, should you find that this is a necessity. You can also choose to have sign holders mounted in these areas instead of permanent signs so you can easily change the names on these signs when needed with the use of an engraved nameplate that can slide easily into these holders.