Emergency Lighting forms an essential part of a company’s Fire Risk Management strategy and provides critical escape solutions in the event of power outages and lighting failure. Remember this; in the event of fire someone may never find their way out of a building due to insufficient lighting.
At Rhino Fire Control we specialise in providing tailored emergency lighting systems to businesses of all shapes and sizes. We can create bespoke solutions for warehouses, offices, residential property developments and for specialist areas and buildings. We can also provide regular maintenance and testing of systems to ensure functionality is maintained.
Rhino has the expertise to Design, Install, Commission and Maintain all types of Emergency Lighting systems. We will ensure that you have the highest level of life protection. Contact Us today to make an inquiry or to arrange a consultation. Alternatively, you can read more on our emergency lighting installation services below.
What Types of Emergency Lighting Systems are there?
There are two distinct types of emergency lighting though placements of lights can vary. The two common types of fitting are maintained fittings and non-maintained fittings.
Maintained Fittings lights work just like regular lighting except they contain an emergency fitting which will activate during power cuts or in emergencies.
Non-Maintained Fittings charge when the power is on and then activate during power cuts and emergencies. They are usually switched off with an LED light to show that power is running to them. Non-maintained lighting typically includes emergency signage.
How Emergency Lighting Works
Modern emergency lighting works off a battery system with each individual light charging continuously. When power supply is interrupted, the system will automatically activate. In the event of fire alarms activating the emergency lighting will also activate.
Legal Emergency Lighting Regulations
Legal requirements for emergency lighting are reasonably straightforward – with the main requirement being that the emergency exit route should be the shortest and most direct that is safely available. In open areas the safest and fastest route should be lit to a minimum of 1 lux during any emergency. If an open area is less than sixty square metres and isn’t part of an escape route then emergency lighting isn’t required – though exits must have illuminated emergency signage. On the actual escape route designated corridors have to be kept unobstructed and lit with a minimum of 1 lux. On stairwells, emergency lighting must be on a minimum of 2 lux as there are increased hazards.
Working With Rhino Fire Control
We can manage your entire emergency lighting system. On an initial consultation we can plan your emergency routes and make recommendations based on the positioning and frequency of emergency lights. We can install the systems with a minimum of disruption to working conditions if the premises are currently occupied and we can manage the maintenance and testing of your systems. Contact us today to arrange a consultation.