Emergency Lighting Design & Installation

 

If you have a business premises and employ staff then you have a duty of care and responsibility. Our emergency lightinginstallation service helps ensure that in the event of an emergency or power failure, escape from the building is not hindered by the lack of emergency lighting.Our specialist team of Engineers will design, install and maintain your emergency lighting system to ensure that you are fully compliant with the current regulations and British Standards (BS5266 as amended).
Whatever your requirements, applications or specification, we can design and install an emergency lighting system for you. Should you require, simple escape lighting for stairwells and corridors; or  emergency lighting for high risk task areas where operatives need to safely negotiate machinery in the event of a mains failure, or open plan schemes, for larger scale office installation , in all cases,we will give you a free quotation and advice ,on your requirements.

Our highly professional Emergency Lighting Installation engineers can install all types of emergency lighting systems.

From a simple self contained emergency exit light to a fully addressable system, all complying with both BS5266 and BS7671:2008 requirements.
The types of emergency Lighting systems we  install are:
Self Contained Emergency lighting
Self contained emergency lights are stand alone units with integral battery and connected to the local lighting circuit. These can be maintained or non maintained and can come with a options such as automatic self testing or incorporated into, to an self testing addressable system.
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Central Battery Systems
Predominantly used in larger installations, Central Battery Systems provide the emergency power to a number of connected (slave) luminaires from a central control unit.
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Again, like a Central Battery System, these are predominantly used in larger installations and provide the emergency power to a number of connected (slave) luminaires from a central unit that houses the batteries and the inverter/charger.
Unlike a Central Battery System, Static Inverters provide 230V AC to the light fittings in emergency mode so no special fitting or internal inverter is required in the fitting.

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 LightingThis 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 LightingThis 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
  • Theatres
  • Cinemas
  • Nightclubs/Pubs
  • Hotels/Restaurants
  • 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:-

SBS ELECTRICAL.LTD.,

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