Approved emergency lighting installers
Emergency lighting is crucial in the event of a loss of power to a building as a result of a power cut, lighting failure or fire.
In this event, the system should automatically operate and give sufficient lighting off to ensure that everyone within the building, both those who are familiar with the building and those who are not, are guided to the nearest exit safely.
Two elements to emergency lighting systems
Emergency escape lighting
The part of the system which provides visibility for people trying to evacuate from a building. Having emergency escape lighting is required under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and can be made up of.
- Escape route lighting – Allowing the identification of the means of escape from the building
- Open area lighting – Allowing visibility within most areas leading to the escape route
- High-risk task area lighting – Providing additional lighting in dangerous areas or where dangerous processes are occurring
This part of the system that allows normal activities to continue in the event of power loss to the lighting, but is not required under legislation.
Maintenance for emergency lighting
Whilst your emergency lighting system should be regularly checked by a knowledgeable engineer, it is a requirement for the entire system to be maintained and serviced at least once a year.
This annual test should be performed for the entire duration of the period the system has been designed to work for in the event of a loss of power. This period should be for a minimum of 1 hour but can be more dependent on the use of the building and type of occupants within it.
With extensive experience in the designing and maintaining of emergency lighting systems, we are able to provide you with a tailored service ensuring that your system not only works but is compliant. More information.