Emergency lighting is a requirement in public buildings. These lights will only come on when power to the main lights fails and are often used to guide people to towards the exits. For example, if there is a fire, the mains electricity is likely to be cut, leaving the emergency lighting to help people leave the building.
Ensuring that these lights are fully functioning and positioned correctly means that should there be a power outage, everyone will be evacuated as quickly and safely as possible.
There are a few different types of emergency lighting that serve different purposes:
Emergency escape lighting indicates emergency exits.
Escape route lighting identifies safe routes towards an emergency exit.
Standby lighting allows for activities to continue as usual while there is a power outage.
Open area lighting reduces the potential for panic by providing sufficient light for people to find an emergency escape route.
High risk task area lighting is specifically used in buildings such as factories where people may need emergency lights in order to enable shut-down procedures for their own safety.
Longworth will help you to map your emergency lighting to ensure that you have the correct lighting throughout your building. We will also test your lights regularly and replace any lights that are no longer functioning properly.