Emergency Lighting is a necessary requirement in all premises where people are employed. It is a Life Safety System, which is designed to assist in the evacuation of a building in an emergency situation and in the event of a power failure. It is a mandatory requirement to be installed where artificial lighting is installed.
All employers, landlords or occupiers have a duty under the Fire Precaution (Workplace) Regulations and the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 to annually carry out a Risk Assessment to ensure their premises and activities are able to facilitate safe escape in the event of an emergency.
Where are emergency lights required?
Emergency lights are required in all areas where artificial lighting is installed including:
Why do we need to have our emergency lights tested?
Emergency lights are installed to assist in evacuating a building in the event of loss of supply to the mains lighting circuits. These lights automatically operate for between 1 and 3 hours on a battery back-up system and must be checked to ensure they will work for the required duration in the case of an emergency.