Why do you need Emergency Lighting?
In order to comply with Health and Safety guidelines and standards in the workplace or business premises you must have sufficient emergency lighting. We offer a full service in emergency lighting to help you meet all Health and Safety requirements, and to keep yourself and your employees safe. Emergency lighting is 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. That's why its important that Emergency Lighting is installed and serviced regularly in all commercial buildings.
Electricians4London install and service Emergency Lighting in all types of commercial buildings and those open to the general public throughout London & the South East. 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. All our work is in accordance with British Standards 5266-1: 2011. We are well versed in working in residential hotels, clubs, hospitals, nursing homes, schools and colleges, licensed premises, offices, museums, shops, multi-storey dwellings, etc. Although this standard recommends the types and durations of emergency lighting systems relating to each category of premises, it should be remembered that the standards are the minimum
Other UK legislation requiring the maintenance and testing of emergency lighting systems include:
- Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992
- Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order 2005
- The Building Regulations 1991
- Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations 1996: Statutory Instrument No. 341
- The Cinematography Act 1952
- Cinematograph (Safety) Regulations Statutory Instrument 1955 no.1129