The loss of mains electricity as the result of a fire could create hazards during evacuation. By having Matrix Fire and Safety install emergency lighting your premises will be able to meet legal fire safety requirements, and ensure a safer and calmer evacuation in the event of a fire. If you are a business based in Oxford the below information will help you understand the legal requirements for emergency lighting in regard to fire safety.
Emergency Lighting Requirements
According to The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 emergency routes and exits requiring illumination must be provided with emergency lighting of adequate intensity in the case of failure of their normal lighting. This will help to ensure the proper and safe evacuation of people from premises in the event of a fire or other emergency where the power supply to normal lighting fails.
Emergency Lighting Types
Escape Route Lighting
Escape route lighting, also sometimes referred to as open area or anti-panic lighting, is used to help people identify appropriate escape routes through corridors and stairways. This can include illuminated exit signs but also other lighting such as overhead lights and the illumination of fire fighting equipment like fire blankets and extinguishers.
High-Risk Task Area Lighting
This specific type of emergency lighting is necessary to safely allow people in situations that are potentially dangerous situations such as the completion of required shutdown procedures.
Where is Emergency Lighting Necessary?
The most common areas to include emergency lighting includes but is not limited to
- Intersections of corridors
- Emergency exits
- By equipment that it is imperative to shut down before evacuating
- Windowless rooms
Contact Us Today
We here at Matrix Fire and Matrix offer free quotations for all of our services. If you are based in Oxford please do not hesitate to inquire about emergency lightning or any other fire safety and security needs, contact us by either filling in our contact form or by calling us on 01296 614440.