Emergency Lighting

Emergency Lighting

Emergency lighting is required in a situation where the main power supply is cut and any normal illumination fails. The loss of mains electricity could be the result of a fire or a power cut, causing the normal lighting supply to fail and creating possible dangers to the occupants.

Emergency lighting is normally required to operate fully automatically and give enough illumination to enable all occupants to evacuate the premises safely.

We offer the following types of emergency lighting:

  • Emergency escape lighting – the part of an emergency lighting system providing illumination for the safety of people leaving a location or attempting to terminate a potentially dangerous process. It is part of the fire safety provision of a building and a requirement of The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.
  • Standby lighting – the part of an emergency lighting system provided to enable normal activities to continue substantially unchanged.

Emergency escape lighting is sub-divided into escape route lighting, open area lighting, and high-risk task area lighting.

  • Escape route lighting – the part of an emergency escape lighting system provided to ensure that the means of escape can be effectively identified and safely used by occupants of the building.
  • Open area lighting (Anti-panic lighting) – the part of an emergency escape lighting system provided to minimise panic and ensure there is sufficient illumination to allow the occupants of a building to reach a place where an escape route can be identified.
  • High-risk task area lighting – the part of an emergency escape lighting system that provides illumination for the safety of people involved in a potentially dangerous process or situation and to enable proper shut-down procedures for the safety of the operator and other occupants of the premises.

Haven Fire & Security Consultants can provide a scheme to fully comply with a given specification, or advise on British Standard requirements.