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The Essentials of Workplace Emergency Light Installations

As one of the most important parts of any workplace fire safety features, emergency light installations come with several considerations. Where should the lights go, and how should they operate? Thankfully, in this article from EK Fire Protection, you can find out everything you need to know about emergency lighting in your workplace, including how our services can be employed for a stress-free installation. 

Defining Emergency Lighting

Put simply, emergency lighting is a system of lightbulbs that will operate in the event of an emergency. These systems will help to light the route to an emergency exit, working even if the main system is not. This is because the system will be wired to its own battery, connecting multiple types of emergency lighting to one central location. This emergency lighting wiring will be safely stored away, not affecting the aesthetics of your workplace.

Emergency lighting comes in many different forms, making it easy to select the types that work best for your workplace. A great example of functional emergency lighting is backlit fire safety signage, clearly displaying the route staff and visitors should follow in the event of a fire. Another popular type of emergency lighting appears as plain lights, helping to provide extra illumination in a large area. 

The Importance of Emergency Lights

It can be easy to forget the importance of emergency lighting as we go about our daily lives. With windows letting in natural light and electric lighting peppering our ceilings, it’s hard to imagine being in a situation where this is no longer sufficient. However, emergency lighting is essential for every workplace, invaluable in a disaster scenario.

Without illuminated walkways, it can be dangerous and difficult to manoeuvre around obstructions that may fall in an emergency. Thankfully, safety features such as emergency lighting can guide occupants toward an exit, helping them leave an area of immediate danger smoothly and swiftly. They have become expected features, so keeping with the times is important.

Emergency lighting is also a legal requirement of workplaces, stipulated by The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. The order explains that legally a premises should have emergency lighting if the normal lighting fails, alongside the implementation of other safety features such as emergency doors and adequate fire exit signage. It’s therefore paramount to keep your business compliant with emergency lighting installations.

Our Services in Kent

If you need emergency lighting installed on your premises, look no further than our services at EK Fire Protection. As a professional fire safety business, we can ensure your backup lighting is implemented in the correct areas, keeping your company compliant with legal fire safety requirements. Similarly, we can help your system operate at its best through routine maintenance visits and battery replacements.

To find out more about us and our services, please visit our website. For further support and information, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly. 

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