To ensure that your premises are compliant with the safety standards expected of any non-domestic building, call on Derwent FM to cover the periodic testing and maintenance of your emergency lighting systems.
Key benefits include:
- Avoiding fines, penalties, invalidated insurance and even prosecution by ensuring that all emergency lighting systems are compliant with legislation
- Ensuring that these essential systems are functioning at all times
- Expert advice from our specialists on the management and testing of your emergency lighting
- Making sure that all building occupants can evacuate safely in the event of an emergency
- Repairs and replacements to the emergency lighting systems can be carried out as part of a comprehensive facilities management package
- All our testers are fully accredited and have years of experience
- No hidden costs and upfront pricing will ensure no nasty surprises further down the line
Maintaining emergency lighting units is a legal requirement for many buildings, and not ensuring they are in good working order can lead to penalties and even the temporary or permanent closure of premises. The relevant British Standard – BS 5266-1 – covers a range of building types, including residential accommodation, hotels, hospitals, nursing homes, schools, university buildings, licensed premises, offices, shopping centres, multi-storey dwellings and many more. As part of a partnership with Derwent FM, we will ensure that all emergency lighting systems at your organisation’s premises are meeting the legal standards and are in full working order. This is of vital importance as the provision for emergency lighting really can make a difference in avoiding a serious incident.
In an emergency, such as a fire or a power outage, it is common that normal lighting systems will fail. It is crucial that emergency exit signs are still illuminated and visible to allow anyone present to escape danger safely. Emergency lighting is the general term for the emergency escape lighting, including exit signs, and other standby lighting that will still function even when power to the rest of a building is lost. Emergency lighting is normally required to operate automatically and give illumination of a sufficiently high level to enable all of a building’s occupants to evacuate the premises safely.
Under current fire safety regulations, the responsible person for a building, or buildings, is obliged to regularly arrange for the testing of emergency lighting systems. A monthly test, without switching off the rest of mains power supply to lighting units, should be performed and the results recorded in a fire safety log. Yearly testing will also have to be carried out whereby mains power to lighting units is switched off for 3 hours to ensure their back-up batteries are still functioning. If any issues arise from these tests, Derwent FM’s specialists can give advice on arranging appropriate maintenance to ensure the continued compliance of your premises.
Ensure peace of mind for your organisation by entrusting Derwent FM to maintain the continued working of your emergency lighting systems. Contact us today to discuss a facilities management partnership covering an array of health and safety areas.