Energy efficiency is a big deal. As the world is becoming ever more aware of the impact our energy use has on the planet more and more businesses are turning to energy-efficient light sources in a bid to reduce their carbon footprint.
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We’ve just added a new industry article to our website on emergency lighting. The article identifies key areas for you to consider when planning an emergency lighting system and also explains some aspects and terms you may not yet be familiar with.
As the last part of our Designing An Emergency Lighting System series we will discuss after-care for your system. The Fire Safety Order requires regular testing to be performed as part of maintaining the compliance of an emergency lighting system. As such, any emergency lighting system must contain facilities to test various functions of the system.
In many emergency situations workers or members of the public will simply be able to stop whatever they’re doing, whether it’s using a computer, shopping or having a bite to eat, and evacuate the building. Some workers however might be in the middle of a high risk task such as using tools or working with machinery. In these situations the person involved must be able to see adequately to allow the safe shut down of machinery or equipment.
So far in this Designing An Emergency Lighting System series of blog articles we’ve provided you with advice on the legislation governing emergency lighting, the many places you should locate your emergency lighting, including escape routes and essential locations, and even emergency exit signs.
Once the essential emergency lighting areas have been covered you should review all escape routes to see if any additional lights are required to ensure that minimum luminance levels have been met for safe escape route usage.
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