Emergency Lighting Services Hertfordshire
Emergency lighting is designed to come on when the power supply to the normal lighting provision fails or when the power supply to the building is cut off.
Emergency lights are self-contained units wired to the mains that have a separate battery pack attached. This allows the lights to be powered in the event of a power failure.
Emergency lighting uses high-intensity brightness that is focused towards a fire exit. The lights are generally low voltage, to conserve the longevity of the batteries and the bulbs.
Fire Guard Services supply, install, commission, service and maintain emergency lighting equipment under the British Standards Code of Practices for Emergency Lighting (BS 5266-1:2016).
Types of Emergency Light System Installations
The safety of your premises and its occupants is our core priority. The first step to installing emergency lighting to book a consultation with us. Once we’ve discussed your requirements, we can design a system that meets your needs.
Our engineers are trained to the highest standard to install and certify your emergency lighting system and to ensure that it remains in perfect working order in the event of an emergency.
Emergency lighting is a general term, sub-divided into emergency escape lighting and standby lighting
- Emergency escape lighting – a lighting system that provides illumination for the safe evacuation of people. This is part of the fire safety provision of a building and a legal requirement under The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.
- Standby lighting – part of the emergency lighting system that enables normal activities to continue unchanged. Standby lighting is not a legal requirement and may or may not be required, depending upon the use of the premises
Emergency escape lighting has three sub-divisions, as follows:
- Escape route lighting – part of an emergency lighting system that ensures a means of escape can be identified and safely used by occupants.
- Open area lighting (also known as ‘anti-panic’ lighting) – part of an emergency lighting system that helps minimise panic and provides sufficient illumination to help occupants reach a part of the building where an escape route can be found.
- High risk task area lighting – part of an emergency lighting system that provides illumination for the safety of people involved in a dangerous process or situation. This enables proper building shut-down procedures to be followed, for the safety of both operators and occupants.