Emergency Lighting

What is the purpose of Emergency Lighting?
The primary purpose of emergency lighting (or emergency escape lighting) is to illuminate escape routes but it is also provided to illuminate signs and other safety equipment. The size and type of your premises and the risk to the occupants will determine the complexity of the emergency lighting system you require. If your premises are large and complex a comprehensive system of fixed automatic escape lighting is likely to be needed. This will be particularly true if you have significant numbers of staff or members of the public using your premises.

If escape routes require artificial illumination, you need to consider whether emergency lighting is necessary. Your fire risk assessment will judge the likelihood that a fire will cause the normal lighting on any part of the escape route to fail before occupants escape from the area.

An emergency lighting system should normally cover the following:
It is not necessary to provide individual lights (luminaires) for each item above, but there should be a sufficient level of light overall to allow them to be visible and usable.

Panache Fire Services can design, install and maintain emergency lighting systems conforming to the recommendations in BS 5266-1 and the requirements of BS 5266-7 and 8.
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