COMMERCIAL EMERGENCY LIGHTING
EV Life Ltd contractors carry out scheduled maintenance work in accordance with British Safety Standards BS5266. At each inspection EV Life Ltd Contractors perform the following:
- Briefly test all emergency lighting equipment by simulating a failure of the normal lighting supply.
- Replace any defective lamps.
- Replace any defective batteries with the correct type.
- Clean all signs.
- Check that, upon restoring the mains supply, all supply healthy indicators are again illuminated.
- Ensure that the Maintenance and Log Manual has been filled out and left with the correct personnel.
(Info from the Fire Safety Advice Centre, UK)
“Emergency lighting is lighting for an emergency situation when the main power supply is cut and any normal illumination fails. The loss of mains electricity could be the result of a fire or a power cut and the normal lighting supplies fail. This may lead to sudden darkness and a possible danger to the occupants, either through physical danger or panic.”
“Emergency lighting is normally required to operate fully automatically and give illumination of a sufficiently high level to enable all occupants to evacuate the premises safely.”
Emergency escape lighting – that part of an emergency lighting system that provides 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.
Standby lighting– part of an emergency lighting system to enable normal activities to continue substantially unchanged.
Emergency escape lighting is itself sub-divided into escape route lighting, open area lighting and high risk task area lighting. Do you need any more advice? Please contact us.