The Elec Group can help keep you stay compliant with the regular servicing of Emergency Lighting. It is essential under BS5266 ‘Code of Practice for Emergency Lighting’ to ensure that Emergency Lighting are in good working order in the event of a fire or power failure. These works should always be carried out by a competent person. The Elec Group delivers testing, inspection and remedial services to comply with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.
Different Types of Emergency Lighting:
- There are varying emergency lighting systems available, all of which cater to different types of emergencies in different types of premises. It is important you establish which system is are installed at your business.
- Escape route lighting is the part of an emergency lighting system provided to enable the swift and safe evacuation of a building by illuminating its escape routes, such as corridors and stairways, and also the location of fire-fighting equipment, e.g. fire extinguishers and safety / security equipment such as keyboxes holding emergency keys to exit doors. As such, escape route lighting can be seen to be a fundamental requirement of fire safety provision in all non-domestic premises and public areas of HMOs, whatever their use or occupancy levels.
- Large public buildings such as shopping malls, museums and exhibition halls, etc., attract significant numbers of visitors who will not be familiar with the layout of the premises. Panic may therefore ensue should emergency evacuation be triggered by the sounding of the fire alarm. Open area / anti-panic lighting is relevant in such situations to aid in the identification of escape routes and exits and the guidance of people towards them.
High risk task lighting is a specific type of emergency lighting provided to ensure the safety of people involved in a potentially dangerous process or situation. It must be sufficient to enable the requisite shut-down procedures to be implemented. This type of lighting will only apply across a limited range of scenarios.
What is the process?
- One of our expert and experienced emergency lighting engineers will come to your site and carry out the following:
- Testing your emergency lights, checking the condition of the lighting,
- We will make sure to add the testing date to your internal testing logbooks
- We will inform you of any deficiencies found in the lighting and recommend solutions going forward
- We can provide you with immediate quote for any work needed to the lighting using our lighting expertise
- And finally, we can provide your business with an emergency lighting certificate to ensure your lighting complies with regulations.