Our highly professional Emergency Lighting Installation engineers can install all types of emergency lighting systems.
Emergency lighting is primarily intended to provide sufficient illumination to enable people to navigate their way safely out of a building in cases of emergency.
Emergency Lighting falls into the five categories below.
1. Emergency Escape Lighting
2.Escape Route Lighting — This is the most likely to be used in the event of a fire. It is necessary to allow evacuation of a building as rapidly as possible.
3.High Risk Task Area Lighting — In Hazardous Areas where dangerous processes or situations need to be properly monitored, it is essential that emergency lighting systems are designed to meet the specific needs of the environment.
4.Open Area (Anti Panic) Lighting — To avoid panic in large open areas emergency lighting must provide sufficient light to feel safe and evacuate the building via the nearest escape route.
5. Standby Lighting — This is used to cater for a mains failure and allows normal work processes to continue.
BS 5266 Emergency Lighting, the code of practice for the emergency lighting of premises, offers simple guidance on the positioning of emergency luminaires, minimum height levels, acceptable glare levels, together with minimum routine testing schedules. Also note that the local Fire Authority must approve all mandatory schemes.
BS 5266 enforces the provision of emergency lighting for public buildings such as:
- Leisure centres
- Retail stores
There is also a legal requirement that:
Every workplace shall have suitable and sufficient emergency lighting and that suitable and sufficient emergency lighting shall be provided and maintained in any room in which persons at work are specifically exposed to danger in the event of failure of artificial lighting.
BS 5266 specifies that luminaires are positioned:
1. Along escape routes
2. At every change in direction
3. Adjacent to any step or trip hazard
4. Over every flight of stairs so each step receives direct light
5. Close to fire fighting equipment and call points
6. Close to any first aid points
7. Outside every final exit
BS 5266 puts additional significance on the importance of regular testing of emergency lighting equipment.
To ensure your company and premesis comply with these Regulations please contact:-