Installation and Testing for Emergency Lighting in Birmingham
At Ignis Fire Protection Services our team are experienced in emergency lighting installation and testing in Birmingham and the surrounding area. We ensure it is always doing the utmost to keep your building’s occupants safe in case of fire.
In a building, emergency lights play a vital role particularly in the event of a fire when an evacuation/rescue is being carried out. Therefore, for health and safety reasons, every building should have them. In the UK, all emergency lighting units must comply with British and European standards such as BS 5266-1-2011, BS EN 1838:1999/BS 5266-7:1999, and BS EN 60598-1:2008. Here is some more information about emergency lighting testing in Birmingham and installation requirements in general in the UK.
For high-risk areas, the lights should have an illuminance of 15 lux. If your business is in a building where the emergency exit is about two metres wide, the installed lights should provide illuminance of one lux at floor level. Some of the buildings and premises that must have emergency lights include hospitals, shopping malls, supermarkets, pubs, homes for old people, and conference centres. Ignis can install and test emergency lights and determine where they are required.
The person carrying out the testing should record his or her observations in a lighting and testing logbook. Moreover, the lights should undergo a full rated test at least once every year. Ignis will do this for you. The aim of this test is to determine whether the lights and batteries can work properly for the entire rated period. If any of the lights fail within this period, you should replace the batteries with new ones. In most cases, this test lasts for about three hours.