Our electrical division also specialises in emergency lighting systems that can be vital during a power outage. These systems operate fully automatically and give illumination of a sufficiently high level to enable all occupants to evacuate the premises safely
Not only do emergency lighting fixtures make evacuation safer and more efficient, it is also a legal requirement that illuminated escape routes are provided within commercial and residential properties where a Fire Risk Assessment indicates they are required.
With the possibility of the regular lighting failing and visibility becoming limited in the event of an emergency, it’s critical that fire exits can be seen during a fire in order to allow staff and visitors to evacuate efficiently.
All fire safety, detection and protection systems must be regularly serviced in order to highlight any potential faults and to provide the preventative maintenance that keeps them reliable for the foreseeable future.
Let us help you ensure you’re giving your fire safety systems the care they need.
We work throughout the Greater London area, with commercial and residential clients of any sector and any industry. All of our solutions are designed to be suited to your environments, giving you the bespoke fire protection you can rely on in the event of an emergency.
Whatever fire safety measures we recommend to you, we will ensure that it meets the UK regulatory code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning, and maintenance of fire safety equipment for your specific premises
EMERGENCY LIGHTING IS A LEGAL REQUIREMENT
It is important that you have the right signage to inform your employees about preventing fires, and to direct evacuations should a fire occur.
Emergency lighting is also known in some countries as anti-panic lighting. The main aim of this emergency lighting is to reduce panic by providing more illumination for the occupants in the building in order for them to reach an escape route and exit safely.
Currently, the legal requirement states that emergency lighting must be tested in two ways: Monthly emergency lighting tests and annual maintenance.
Currently, the legal requirement states that emergency lighting must be tested in two ways:
- Monthly Emergency Lighting Tests
All emergency lighting systems must be tested monthly. The test is a short functional test in accordance with BS 5266-1:2016
- Annual Emergency Lighting Tests
A test for the full rated duration of the emergency lights (e.g. 3 hours) must be carried out annually. The emergency lights must still be working at the end of this test.
The result must be recorded and, if failures are detected, these must be remedied as soon as possible
Talk to us: We would love to hear from you, whether you need some advice on your fire safety requirements or existing equipment tested, serviced or replaced, business security or home automation our team are always on hand to help.
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