Where is Emergency Lighting required?



Emergency lighting is lighting that automatically comes into operation when the mains power supply to the normal lighting fails.


Which premises need Emergency Lights?


Premises that would normally require emergency lighting include: shops, offices, factories, warehouses, schools, hospitals, the public (landlord) areas of residential blocks, railway stations & airport termini, carparks, leisure centres, pubs, theatres and places of worship.


Why is emergency lighting so important?


When the unthinkable happens, and your premises experiences a real life emergency – and the lighting drops – there will be an immediate increase in danger due to lack of visibility therefore compromising the ability of occupants to safely navigate corridors.


Having the correct emergency lighting and determining that it meets British Standards, in the right place is crucial to ensuring the safe evacuation of your staff.


What is the law on emergency lighting?


The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 states: Section 17 (1) of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order (2005) states:

In order to safeguard the safety of relevant persons the responsible person must ensure that the ……equipment and devices provided …..under this Order…… are subject to a suitable system of maintenance and are maintained in an efficient state, in efficient working order and in good repair.


The most certain way to ensure compliance with the RRO with respect to emergency lighting is to follow the relevant British Standard, which is BS5266-1:2016.


The legal basis for emergency lighting is very clear – it is a legal requirement.


Why trust Protest ES Ltd?


Protest ES Ltd guarantee that emergency lighting is implemented throughout your premises so that regardless of the emergency situation at your premises, should the power source for lighting drop, there will be a light source in the key areas required, that will guide occupants towards safety.


DID YOU KNOW – our sister company, Promptus Ltd, offer Remote Monitoring solutions such as self-testing and self-charging for all of the Emergency lighting on your premises.


Check it out here.


As well as the installation and implementation of emergency lighting at your premises, our expert teams will always ensure maintenance of your lighting, seeing to it that emergency lighting is always readily available and fit for purpose in the event of any emergency.


Doing so whilst always ensuring that any works carried out are to British Standard BS5266 – assuring you complete peace of mind regarding the competence of your emergency lighting fixtures.


Please don’t hesitate to contact Protest ES Ltd, today – 01604 696113 | enquiries@protestesltd.co.uk.