I need Emergency Lighting?
the new Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, which
became law on the 1st October 2006, it is now mandatory
undertake a written Fire Risk Assessment, and to maintain
this as a ‘living’ document. i.e. it should
be re-assessed at least annually, and updated in the event
any changes made to the premises which should be incorporated
into the document.
new Fire Safety Order encompasses and takes the place of
all previous fire safety legislation
and all aspects of
Fire Safety are now together under this order and now non
compliance is dealt with under the authority of criminal
piece of legislation requires the ‘Responsible
Person’, to consider all aspects of Fire Safety
within their premises and included in this requirement
provision of Emergency Lighting.
is Emergency Lighting?
are self contained units that are wired into the mains,
but have the benefit of battery backup
which enables them to remain illuminated should the
fail. The batteries can either be carried within the
body of the individual light or accessed by lights
via an independent
wired circuit. The batteries are kept charged via the
Standards should be observed in Emergency Lighting?
systems should conform to BS 5266, and BS5588.
is a maintained Emergency Lighting?
type remains illuminated and works normally via the
mains, should the mains fail batteries will
keep the unit
illuminated for at least 1 hour – 3hours.
is a non-maintained Emergency Light?
type is not ordinarily illuminated, but will automatically
illuminate should mains power fail.
do I need such lights?
in the event of a power fail you must ensure your building
routes and emergency exits need to be illuminated
to achieve this.
I need to have theses emergency lights maintained?
a Maintenance Contract is available from us and our Engineer
will make 2 visits annually
have seen green signs in buildings pointing towards the
emergency exits, do I need these?
is all part and parcel of such a system whether they are
a type of luminaire
or a simple
in an area lit by an emergency light.
have people on the premises with special needs, do
I have to cater for them Under
the Disability Discrimination
1995 as amended in 2004?
you must, it is an issue which should
be brought to the attention of our
that he can
alterations necessary, your Fire Strategy
must protect their interests also.
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