LIGHTING YOUR WAY TO SAFETY
Ensuring all escape routes are adequately lit and signposted to aid the safe escape of people from your premises.
It is essential that you protect your premises with a reliable and effective emergency lighting system.
Midwest Fire Protection Emergency Lighting
Midwest Fire Protection specialise in the design, supply, installation, commissioning and ongoing service of a wide range of lighting systems, ensuring that whatever sector you’re in and however high your risk we have a system that will provide you with the most protection.
WHAT IS EMERGENCY LIGHTING?
Lighting that automatically comes on when the power supply to the normal lighting provision fails.
Emergency lighting is a general term and is sub-divided into emergency escape lighting and standby lighting.
Emergency escape lighting
To provide illumination for the safety of people leaving a location or attempting to terminate a potentially dangerous process beforehand. It is part of the fire safety provision of a building and a requirement of The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.
To enable normal activities to continue substantially unchanged. This guide does not include standby lighting as it is not a legal requirement and is a facility that may or may not be needed, depending on the use and occupancy of the premises.
Emergency escape lighting is itself sub-divided into escape route lighting, open area lighting and high risk task area lighting.
Escape route lighting
Identifies the escape route and keeps it sufficiently lit. This includes illuminated fire exit signs but also emergency lighting such as emergency lighting bulkheads.
Open area lighting
To ensure sufficient illumination to allow the occupants of a building to reach a place where an escape route an be identified.
High-risk task area lighting
An emergency escape lighting system that provides illumination for the safety of people involved in a potentially dangerous process or situation and to enable proper shut-down procedures for the safety of the operator and other occupants of the premises.
ENSURE YOUR COMPANY COMPLIES TO THE BS5266-1 EMERGENCY LIGHTING REGULATIONS
A minimum duration of 3 hours should be used for emergency lighting if premises are not expected to be evacuated immediately in the event of a power failure, (ie: sleeping accommodation or places of enertainment or if the premises are expected to be re-occupied when supply is restored without waiting for the recharge of batteries.
A minimum duration of 1 hour should be used if the premises are expected to be evacuated imediatly on supply failure and not re-occupied until fully capacity has been restored to the battieries.
It is vital that as a UK company you comply with the UK Guidelines as set out above. By doing so, it means that a building can be re-entered after a mains failure as there will still be significant emegency lighting in place to meet minimum requirements.
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