Numbers on houses

Posted on September 12th, 2012

This is a copy of something the QLd Ambulance Service posted on Facebook (I subscribe to them coz of Casey).  I thought it is a timely reminder we should get the numbering project off the ground.

Support your Queensland Ambulance OfficersMaking it easier to find your address in an emergency!

One of the things that can delay ambulances (and other emergency services), particularly at night, is unsuitable street address numbering.

It is hard to know where to look. Some householders have numbers on the face of the house in brown paint on dark brick, others have the numbers grown over by bushes. Some dont have numbers.

Check your own numbering, particulalry at night, and see if you can see it easily from the drivers seat of your car.

The general rule of thumb is to have numbers on a contrasting background at least 75mm (3") high on the letterbox or on the gate post. Mounting numbers on "v" shapes make sure the numbers are visible form both directions. Having reflective numbering (or illuminated numbering) certainly make locating the address easier at night.

Some local government authorities make numbers available to ratepayers free of charge.

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