This type of lighting illuminated routes to fire escapes and exits so occupants can leave the building safely.
The aim of this type of emergency lighting is to try and reduce panic. It is installed and used in open areas to provide enough sufficient lighting for people to locate the nearest escape route.
High-risk lighting does exactly what it says on the tin – it provides illumination in high-risk working areas. These areas include working with machinery, hot appliances, operating tools etc. In the event of an emergency, workers in these high-risk spaces will be able to stop what they are doing safely and find the nearest exit.
This lighting will kick-in when the power cuts out. Standby lighting is not legally required by law to have, but it is useful to allow businesses to operate in the instance of a power cut.
It is important for business to regularly test their emergency lighting to ensure the safety of staff and customers. Our GlenFarrow engineers can carry out full testing of emergency lighting systems and any remedial works if required.