What is emergency lighting?
Emergency lighting is a source of light that can help employees or the general public to navigate an area in the case of an emergency. For example, if there is a fire it will allow the person to locate the position of the fire exit at pace. Emergency lighting can be divided into two different categories; maintained and non-maintained.
- Maintained lighting turns on with the rest of the lighting within the building however, if there is a power outage the lights will continue to emit a lower level of light.
- Non-Maintained lighting activates in the event of a power-outage. The batteries are continuously charged by the mains power and then will activate when there is no power.
What is the need for emergency lighting?
Emergency lighting is required to operate automatically, give efficient lighting and provide signage to enable a safe escape route. To comply with HSE regulations, all businesses are required to have this and it is required to be inspected by an outside contractor at least once a year.
Who needs Emergency Lighting?
- Commercial Buildings (office blocks, shops etc.)
- Industrial Buildings (Factories, warehouses etc.)
- Communal landlord areas
- Multiple occupancy housing
How can T James help you?
At T James clients are provided with a tailored periodic inspection service to ensure the workplace is fully compliant with the Emergency Lighting Regulations BS5266. Completing the inspection periodically will help to reduce business down time at clients buildings or sites. T James can also arrange for the work to be carried out around the clients needs and ensure that all testing and inspection work is issued with certification that details any potential issues that may occur in the future.
If you could use our expertise in this field then please get in touch for a no-obligation quote.