What is emergency lighting?
Emergency lighting is lighting for an emergency situation when the main power supply is cut and normal electrical illumination fails.
The loss of mains electricity could be the result of a fire or a power cut. Without emergency lighting this could lead to sudden darkness and possible danger to occupants, either through physical danger or panic.
Why is emergency lighting so important?
Emergency Lighting saves lives - having well-maintained, working emergency lighting will give you the best chance of escaping a building should a fire occur.
A clear route signalled by emergency lighting will help people to keep calm and exit the building as quickly as possible. Emergency lighting is also used to illuminate fire extinguishers and other safety equipment to ensure that these items can be located more easily.
What are the Implications of not having compliant emergency lighting?
If your Emergency Lighting isn't fit for purpose and readily available when it is needed to illuminate areas of your building, you will be in breach of the The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. This could result in large fines and judicial procedings if found guilty.
Protest ES Ltd help you remain compliant
We have a team of fire safety experts that are ready and waiting to install, replace, repair and of course, test all of your Emergency Lighting systems.
We have one very simple goal - ensuring that you remain compliant with all of your maintenance obligations. Your Emergency Light Testing being a critical part of your overall safety and maintenance requirements.
Please don’t hesitate to contact Protest ES Ltd, today – 01604 696113 | firstname.lastname@example.org.