Raven Fire & Security professionally install and maintain a range of internal and external emergency lighting.
Emergency lighting installation is important for use in emergency situations when there is an issue with the main power supply and the normal lighting stops working. This might be due to a power cut, a fire or simply that there has been a failure in the lighting system. The problem is that the darkness is potentially dangerous, especially in emergency situations and that’s why emergency lighting is needed.
It is a provision of The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 that your business have emergency lighting to ensure the following emergency lighting aspects are implemented:
- Escape route lighting - this is part of the emergency escape lighting system and leads people through the building to the nearest safe exit.
- Open area lighting – this is also known as anti-panic lighting and is used to minimalise panic and ensure people can leave the building in a safe way.
- High risk / task area lighting - this is another part of the system that illuminates potentially dangerous areas or action points, such as manual call points or fire extinguishers to ensure these can be handled properly.
More specifically, when designing, installing and maintaining emergency lighting systems Raven Fire & Security consider the following aspects have relevant and appropriate lighting at:
- Each exit door.
- Escape routes.
- Intersection of corridors.
- Outside each final exit and on external escape routes.
- Emergency escape signs.
- Stairways so that each flight receives adequate light.
- Changes in floor level.
- Windowless rooms and toilet accommodation exceeding 8m².
- Fire-fighting equipment.
- Fire alarm call points.
- Equipment that would need to be shut down in an emergency.
- Areas in premises greater than 60m².