Emergency Lighting and Signs
Emergency lighting can save lives by allowing people to find a safe exit out of a building when lighting has failed, such as in the event of a fire or a power cut. There are many types of emergency lighting available to suit a variety of premises, so we can ensure the emergency lighting installed at your business premises is the most suitable to make your building safe. You can also choose from designs which meet aesthetical requirements as well as being fully compliant with current regulations.
Emergency safety signage is also an important part of your emergency lighting solution. Employees who use the building need to know where each safety device is and how it should be used. Safety signs also provide the vital knowledge needed to operate emergency devices quickly and safely.
Assured Fire & Security can provide a full service for the supply and installation of all required emergency lighting and safety signage to British Standards, Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations 1996, and The Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations 1997.
How does emergency lighting work?
Emergency lights include a battery which is constantly charged and acts as a backup power source. Emergency light fittings detect when the power has failed and switch automatically to using the backup battery. The battery in the light fitting needs to power the light for a minimum of 3 hours, and has reduced light output in order to conserve power.
There are several types of emergency lights available including:
- bulkhead lighting
- exit boxes
- LED lighting
Where should emergency lighting and signs be sited?
Emergency lights and signs should be sited to clearly show the exit routes and final exits from the building. Attention should be paid to stairways, changes in level, corridor intersections, control/plant rooms, lifts and toilet areas. Fire alarm call points, fire extinguishers and other firefighting equipment should also be clearly illuminated.
What’s the next step?
If you need emergency lighting and safety signage for your business then why not book one of our Fire and Security Consultants to visit your business and conduct a free site survey?
A site survey will look at your current emergency lighting provision and highlight areas for concern or where standards and current legislation are not being met. We will then provide a no-obligation quotation for any works we recommend.