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Emergency Lighting – Are you compliant?

In 2016 the Health and Safety Executive amended the emergency (BS 5266-1) for all business-related buildings across the UK (but also multi-storey dwellings).  In this blog we will cover some of the main areas you need to be aware of and how we can help you.  We understand 2016 was 4 years ago, however we also understand that a lot of businesses are still not 100% compliant with the regulations.

What is Emergency Lighting?

Simply put it is lighting that comes on when the power is interrupted or in case of a fire (or emergency that requires the occupants to leave the building), when triggered they will guide people to the exits so they can leave the building quickly and safely.  They are battery powered and should remain on for at least 3 hours.  Once power is restored those batteries will then recharge ready for the next time.

Why?

To protect your staff, clients, and contractors in case of an emergency in your building and because it is a legal requirement!

Consequences of Poor Emergency Lighting

Taken from the original article which you can find here:  IFSEC Global

(Taken from the original article which you can find here: Lux Review)

How do I know if I am compliant?

We have identified some of the key points of the emergency lighting regulations, these are all areas that would be inspected by the HSE.

Would you be able to provide the following if asked?

And your lighting should:

How Often Should Emergency Lights Be Tested?
How we can help you be compliant and stay compliant?

There are a few different systems on the market, choosing a more advanced system could mean significant time and cost savings. With the right system you could future-proof your emergency system and reduce your longer-term maintenance costs.

One of these technologies is Dynamic Self-Managed (DSM) meshing technology.  This clever tech provides remote access to the lights providing both monitoring and failure detection. Providing you with peace of mind that your emergency lighting will work when you need them most and will also provide you the reports to show your compliance.

We have teamed up with our one of our partners to provide you with a solution that could pay for itself and could allow for an upgrade of both your Emergency Lighting and all other lighting around the school. The monthly payment includes maintenance. monitoring and replacements if needed.

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