Putting Safety First
In the event of a power cut, failure of the normal light source or a fire, emergency lighting can work to help people navigate around obstacles and safely find their way out of the building.
At Essential Group, our services combine effective design, top quality products and skilled experts to deliver emergency lighting solutions that are the most efficient and beneficial for your building. Whether you own, manage or run a property or business, we have experience working on a wide range of industrial, commercial, residential, and public body premises from flats, shops warehouses and restaurants to schools, offices and many, many more.
Where Is Emergency Lighting Needed?
Emergency lighting is required for all industrial and commercial premises as well as communal areas of residential blocks and HMO’s. This is to ensure that in the event of an emergency, all exits, escape routes and safety equipment are clearly visible to allow the fast and safe evacuation of staff, customers, residents and occupant.
Some of the main areas that should have emergency lighting installed include;
- Every exit door (internal & external)
- Outside final exits and external escape routes
- Intersections of corridors
- Emergency escape signs
- Stairways (each flight)
- Changes in level or direction
- Firefighting equipment, fire alarm call points and first aid points
- Steps or ramps
- Equipment that would need to be shut down in an emergency
- Large open areas in premises greater than 60m²
Professional Emergency Lighting Services
When you work with Essential Group, our dedicated team are with you every step of the way to deliver a comprehensive service that takes care of everything so that you don’t have to.
Here is a brief overview of what the process might entail for those requiring emergency lighting systems in Kent.
We will visit the property and identify where emergency lighting is required or if there is already some in place, what type of emergency lighting has been installed. We will also discuss with you any needs or concerns and answer any questions you may have about the system, how it will look, work and function to ensure it is suitable for your premises.
We will identify and document all areas that need emergency lighting in line with the required standards and what type of lighting we recommend.
Emergency escape lighting – provides illumination for the safety of people leaving a location or need to terminate a potentially dangerous process beforehand such as switching off equipment or putting away tools.
Standby lighting – supplies enough light for normal activities to continue substantially unchanged. Although isn’t a legal requirement, standby lighting can have many advantages depending on the occupancy and use of the premises.
- Planning and Design
Our experts will create an effective emergency lighting system that delivers on safety, compliance and price. This can often include multiple types of emergency escape lighting, which itself is sub-divided into 3 categories;
- Escape route lighting – which ensures that escape routes and exits can be effectively identified and safely used by the building’s occupants.
- Open area lighting – also known as anti-panic lighting this works to minimise panic and provide sufficient illumination to allow the occupants to reach a place where an escape route can be identified.
- High risk task area lighting – provides illumination for the safety of people in high-risk areas or who are involved in a potentially dangerous processes, allowing them to safely down tools or turn, switch off equipment and cease working.
Once you are satisfied with the plans, we will arrange for the installation to begin. Our engineers will work diligently to ensure that there is as little disruption as possible during the installation process and that everything is clean and tidy once they are finished. Each aspect will be fully checked and tested to make sure that it is working as it should be and you will be given proper guidance and advice on how everything works and anything you need to do or look out for.
When the project is complete, we can follow up as and when is required with professional servicing and maintenance to ensure that your emergency lighting system remains compliant and in top working order.
Get in Touch with The Team Today
At Essential Group we take safety seriously and do everything we can to prepare your property in the event that the main lighting source is compromised, to quickly and safely get occupants evacuated.
If you have any questions or would like to know more about our emergency escape lighting in Kent, then please get in touch and one of our knowledgeable advisors will be happy to help.