14.—(2) h: emergency routes and exits requiring illumination must be provided with emergency lighting of adequate intensity in the case of failure of their normal lighting.
Article 14, The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
In order to be compliant with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 in respect of your premises emergency routes and exits requiring illumination must be provided with emergency lighting of adequate intensity in the case of failure of their normal lighting.
Emergency lighting systems come in various forms, makes and models but can be split into two different types, escape route lighting and standby lighting. It is escape route lighting that is required under fire safety legislation and it must fully automatically and give illumination of a sufficiently high level to enable all occupants to evacuate the premises safely.
New buildings generally have emergency lighting installed during construction by a contractor like ourselves; the design and type of equipment being specified by the architect in accordance with current Building Regulations and any local authority requirements. This should be reassessed also referencing the premises FRA.
Once you have an adequate emergency lighting system in place there is a requirement for you to carry out and log a simple function test each month along with regular service inspections from a competent engineer. This should be at least annually.
Our service technicians also can attend your premises at a time convenient to you and carry out an annual service, maintenance and recertification of equipment in accordance with the British Standards BS5266.
Our charges are clear,open and fully inclusive of replaced service parts... so no hidden surprises