AK Fire engineers are fully qualified and highly experienced in maintaining emergency lighting. You can, therefore, be confident that all your equipment will be maintained to the relevant British Standard.
AK Fire is able to provide a FULL service on emergency lighting in accordance with British Standards 5266-1.
In the event of a fire on your work premises, your normal lighting system could fail and plunge your building into darkness. Anyone inside the building could struggle to get out.
As an employer, you have a legal duty to carry out a fire risk assessment and part of this involves taking a look into your emergency lighting. We can install a variety of different emergency lighting systems to ensure your system will operate effectively in an emergency.
Why is emergency lighting important ?
Emergency lighting and exit signs are a must for commercial buildings, big and small. Certainly there are economic factors that come into play when businesses decide how to best implement emergency lighting and signs.
As mentioned, a lot of this is mandatory. OSHA regulates things like emergency lighting in commercial buildings. For example, exit signs must be located in an area that highlights an unobstructed exit from the building.
We should all know why emergency lighting is needed. It starts with safety. If there is a power outage, stairwells still need to remain passible, if possible. Emergency lighting in stairwells and hallways can calm nerves during a power outage. More importantly, emergency lighting should illuminate those areas during an actual emergency, making it easier for people to evacuate the building. This is another reason emergency exit signs should be internally or externally illuminated. The latter means the sign’s light source is contained outside of the device. It’s often incandescent or florescent lighting. Internal illumination means the sign’s lighting is contained inside the actual sign.
Emergency lighting is also valuable to fire crews and search & rescue teams called to the scene during an emergency such as a fire.
Many commercial buildings have emergency lighting and signs from different companies and manufacturers. This can mean different voltage chargers, lamps, batteries and other parts. There is a lack of consistency. Plus, who is testing and maintaining this equipment?
This is where http://akfire.co.uk/ can help. A service contract with AK Fire means removing confusion over who is handling all the emergency lighting and exit signs. AK Fire will handle all of the emergency lighting equipment for your commercial building and do it at an affordable effective price to suit you.
What does emergency light testing involve?
Emergency lighting testing requires all electrical circuits supplying an emergency light to be isolated. This will ensure that the internal battery in the emergency light fittings keeps the exits illuminated during power failure.
Why do I need my emergency lights tested?
Emergency lighting systems are installed to provide assistance in evacuating your premises in the event of a loss of power to the general lighting circuits in the event of a fire.
It is the responsibility of all employers to ensure that these systems are suitably maintained and checked to ensure they are safe and compliant.
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