Emergency lighting is a back-up for when the main power supply cuts out, resulting in darkness which could present a danger.
Woodward Fire & Security supply a wide range of emergency lighting systems and signage. All our emergency lighting systems are compliant with BS5266 part 1 – 2011, requiring all luminaires to provide uninterrupted lighting for three hours. This British Standard also provides information on where luminaires should be located and standards of illumination under the requirements of Health and Safety Regulations of 1996.
We install all the luminaires and signage along with testing our lighting systems to ensure they comply with all regulations. We also service existing lighting installations, testing each luminaire for the required 3 hours ensuring they operate should an emergency situation arise.
Guidelines to comply with legislations:
- The employer is legally responsible for compliance
- All premises where people are employed require emergency lighting
- Any site with 5 or more employees must maintain a formal record
Type of system:
|Non-Maintained||Emergency lamps light up independently of the main power supply and come into operation only if the mains system fails|
|Maintained||Emergency lamps are illuminated at all times using the same lighting for both normal and emergency operation, with each individual light operating from a battery which is charged from the main lighting system. Maintained lighting systems are only required for areas where lights are low, for examples cinemas, theatres and anywhere alcohol is served.|
|Sustained||A combination of both and includes two sets of lamps. One operating on mains 240VAC supply, and the other from the battery supply in the event of mains failure, in short, a non–maintained system which can also be operated with mains lamps whenever the premises are occupied.|