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Emergency Lighting System Design

Emergency Lighting System Design: When considering Emergency Lighting System Design, there are a number of things that need to be considered.

Emergency Lighting System Design considerations:

Because emergency lighting is so very important, there are a number of legal requirements that have to be looked at, but also we need to consider the ease of use in a real emergency.

Let’s start by looking at The Fire Safety Order 2005, The Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 and Fire and Rescue Services (Northern Ireland) Order 2006 No.1254. These legal requirements mainly focus on the safety of the building itself, the occupants of the building and the people nearby too. The main points relating to Emergency Lighting System Design are as follows:

Emergency lighting should be upgraded to meet the current standards. (Previously premises did not have to be upgraded when standards improved, now those engineered to previous issues need to be brought up to date).

So, it is key to employ a specialist Emergency Lighting System Design company to ensure your emergency lighting meets current requirements. In addition to this, a specialist company will work with the future in mind and be one step ahead, anticipating the next steps, to give you a more long term solution whenever possible.

The Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations 1996 includes updates on signage for emergency exits and routes and again needs to be considered.

British Standards for Emergency Lighting System Design

Emergency Lighting System Design also needs to adhere to BS5266 part 1 and EN1838, and these are very specific to what we do and how we work. This covers the design, but also the installation and wiring of electrical emergency escape lighting systems.

  1. a) Indicate clearly and unambiguously the escape routes.
  2. b) Provide illumination along such routes to allow safe movement towards and through the exits provided.
  3. c) Ensure that fire alarm call points and fire fighting equipment, provided along escape routes can be readily located.
  4. d) To ensure that any area requiring special consideration as identified by the risk assessment have the necessary level of emergency illumination.
  5. e) To permit operations concerned with safety measures.

With many years of experience working with many companies across many industry sectors, we are best positioned to help your business comply with the UK laws with regards emergency lighting. Our Emergency Lighting System Design team are ready to help you take the next step, and we will work with you to produce a compliant, affordable solution bespoke to you and your needs.

To learn more about how you can use our expertise to make Emergency Lighting System Design simpler than ever before, get in touch with our team today.

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