Your company has to have a variety of emergency protocols in place to guarantee the security of you, your clients, and your employees. Several risks and concerns might arise for the people affected if your workplace suddenly goes black. These hazards will be removed by emergency lighting, guaranteeing that you won’t have to make your way through the dark even in an emergency.
All establishments are required by law to provide emergency lights as part of The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. In the case of an emergency, this will enable the quick and safe evacuation of everyone on the property.
Importance of Emergency Lights
In addition to being an essential and required component of any safety strategy, installing emergency lights on your property is required by law. The emergency lighting code of practice, known as BS 5266 Emergency Lighting, can be summarised below.
Every workplace must have adequate emergency lighting, and every space where employees are explicitly at risk of harm if artificial lighting fails must have sufficient emergency lighting installed and maintained.
If there is an unexpected loss of power, having the appropriate emergency lighting system in place will protect your employees and provide you and them the peace of mind that comes along with it. Trying to guide people out of a building may be very challenging and even hazardous. At the same time, it is dark outside, but if you have an emergency lighting system, the path that you take out of the structure will be well-illuminated and easy to follow.
Types of Emergency Lighting
Several emergency lighting options may be used in numerous settings and for a variety of circumstances. You must choose the best system for your company before implementing it.
- Escape Route: In the case of a fire or any other emergency that requires a rapid evacuation of the premises, these lights are intended to highlight the predetermined evacuation routes.
- High Risk Task Area: Locations that include systems, machinery, or processes that need to be monitored require this particular type of illumination. These backup lighting systems will be customised to meet the requirements of the location.
- Open Area: This type of lighting is required in large open areas, subject to the kinds of emergencies mentioned earlier in this article. It is used to maintain order among the people on the premises and to prevent any delays or risks caused by panicking by clearly illuminating the evacuation paths and the surrounding areas.