If the mains lighting in your commercial building was ever to fail, having an emergency lighting system in place would allow safe evacuation of the building. Therefore, it is arguably one of the most important safety features you can have installed in a commercial building.
Emergency lighting is programmed to activate automatically when the lighting linked to the mains power supply cuts out, for example during a fire or power cut. It is designed to highlight exit routes, signs and safety equipment, keeping employees as safe as possible.
Regular testing and maintenance of an emergency lighting system is crucial to a safe and secure environment, especially of the standby battery power, and in meeting any legal obligations as a business owner.
There are many emergency lighting systems available for your commercial building, and Highlander has the experience to guide you through the process and recommend systems that are compliant with all relevant safety regulations.
There are two main types of emergency lighting systems, and Highlander will advise you which one is most suitable to your commercial business premises:
The emergency lighting on these systems are illuminated at all times. However, they are on a dedicated circuit with a central isolation and test facility, so in an event where the mains lighting goes off, they will stay on for a specific duration, powered by a back-up battery. This type of emergency lighting system is normally required for buildings that are open to the public.
The emergency lights on these systems only light up in the event of a mains failure. They work from independent lighting circuits with a means of isolation and test points. This type of emergency lighting is usually suitable for many types of workplace, such as offices.
Highlander’s experienced team will provide a proven solution so you can meet your commercial building’s health and safety requirements. We can provide pre-installation surveys and fully tailored emergency lighting systems with minimum disruption to your business.
Our expertise enables us to design, install and maintain your emergency lighting system to the highest standards. This includes repairs and upgrades to your current system. We offer a fully compliant and comprehensive maintenance program that can be either weekly, monthly, bi-annually or annually, carried out to the relevant British Standards.