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Emergency Lighting

Emergency lighting is lighting for an emergency situation when the main power supply fails. The loss of mains electricity could be the result of a fire or a power cut when the normal lighting supplies fail. This may lead to sudden darkness and a possible danger to the occupants, either through physical danger or panic.

Emergency lighting is normally required to operate automatically and give illumination of a sufficiently high level to enable persons of all ages to evacuate the premises safely. Most new buildings now have emergency lighting installed during construction, the design and type of equipment is normally specified by the Building Regulations, the relevant local authority, the architect or consultant.

The British Standard provides the emergency lighting designer with laid down guide lines which form the general basis for the designer to work to. British Standard BS 5266: Part 1: 2011 includes in its scope residential hotels, clubs, hospitals, nursing homes, schools and colleges, licensed premises, offices, museums, shops, multi-storey dwellings etc. Although this standard recommends the types and durations of emergency lighting systems relating to each category of premise it should be remembered that the standards are minimum safe standards for the types of premises and that a higher standard may be needed for a particular installation.

Emergency Lighting is a general term and is divided into emergency escape lighting and standby lighting.

Emergency escape lighting – the part of emergency lighting that provides illumination for the safety of people leaving a location or attempting to terminate a potentially dangerous process before doing so. Standby lighting – This part of emergency lighting is provided to enable normal activities to continue substantially unchanged. (This article does not include standby lighting as it is not a legal requirement and is a facility that the employer may or may not require.) Furthermore emergency escape lighting is divided into escape route lighting, open area lighting and high risk task area lighting.

Escape route lighting – The part of emergency escape lighting provided to ensure that the means of escape can be effectively identified and safely used when the location is occupied.

All CDS Security & Fire Emergency Lighting Systems are designed, installed, commissioned and maintained to relevant British and European Standards. CDS Security & Fire can provide Emergency Lighting Systems throughout the County Durham, Durham, Newcastle, Tyne & Wear, Northumberland, Cleveland and North Yorkshire areas.

All Emergency Lighting Systems service and maintenance visits are carried out as per our ISO 9001:2008 procedures covering 24-hour call out service, and emergency 4 hour response (out of hours) with a full diagnostic check carried out during a maintenance visit, and copy report issued to the client.

For advice, assistance or a free quotation, please Contact Us on 0191 384 0079. 

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