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Has Emergency lighting become more important than ever?

Updated: Sep 16, 2020

With fire door safety week looming, and with more and more businesses beginning to reopen amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, it is absolutely crucial that the individuals responsible for the upkeep of their buildings remain on top of various safety measures alongside fire door safety.

One of the safety measures that must be adhered to is emergency lighting testing and ensuring that lighting is maintained. All aspects of emergency lighting will require recharging, this includes all luminaires, bulkheads and regular exit signs.

Due to the lengthy period in which many premises have been left dormant and unoccupied, it is vital that business owners and responsible persons alike are attentive to the fact that these buildings that have not been used for a long period of time, may well be susceptible to emergency lighting being out of power and therefore unfit for purpose.

With the gradual influx of more and more people returning back into commercial spaces, now more than ever, emergency lighting must be fully charged and functioning at the required level.

Failing to make sure that this is the case, is failing to protect the people in your building from potential fire outbreak or any other type of emergency situation.

Business owners should be wary that during the long period of inactivity due to the COVID-19 pandemic, that if their buildings mains power had been cut or the building had experienced any further failure of power, any backup power and / or emergency lighting batteries could have discharged too.

With this in mind, it is incredibly important that all battery powered emergency lighting is checked, re-charged, and that they are inspected by a professional who can confirm them as compliant.

It is suggested that ahead of having everyone return to the commercial premises, full discharge testing is carried out by a professional, along with a recharge, thus ensuring that all systems are compliant before multiple people are set to reoccupy the building.

For further information regarding our Emergency Light Testing service, please click here, or give us a call today - 01604 696113.


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