Tuesday November 20 , 2018

Emergency Lighting

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 brought together all the elements of fire safety under one roof. Included within the fire safety remit is the requirement for emergency lighting within commercial premises.

emergency-lighting-servicesThe primary function of emergency lighting is to provide sufficient illumination for people exiting a building in the event of an emergency. It is vital that emergency lighting comes on if the normal lighting fails. It needs to be sufficiently bright, illuminated for enough time, and the light sources so positioned that the occupants of a building can be evacuated safely in an emergency.

BS5266 Emergency Lighting, the Code of Practice for the emergency lighting of premises, offers simple guidance on the positioning of emergency luminaires; minimum height levels; acceptable glare levels; and minimum routine testing schedules. More information on BS5266 can be found here.

Long’s Electrical Contractors are fully cognizant of the requirements and recommendations of Emergency Lighting Code BS5266 and have many years experience in the installation of emergency lighting in both small and large commercial premises.

To ensure the safety of your employees in an emergency, contact Long’s Electrical to discuss the installation of emergency lighting in your company premises or to arrange regular maintenance checks on your existing emergency lighting system.