Emergency lighting saves lives

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Imagine you are sleeping peacefully in your hotel bed. Suddenly an alarm goes off. You sit up and turn on the light, but it doesn’t work. What would you do? In your own home you could probably navigate your way downstairs without light, as you know the layout of your own home. But in a large anonymous hotel you would struggle to find your way without any light. When you make your way into the corridor, you should be able to find your way safely downstairs by using the emergency lighting that lights the emergency escape routes. All emergency exits should be clearly marked with luminaires.

Emergency lighting was introduced to save lives. It is important that if you are responsible for the management of a building such as a hotel that you remain compliant, in accordance with the latest legislation. Not only is this a legal responsibility, you also have a moral duty of care towards the people who are using your building.

Different areas of the building will require different types of emergency lighting, and it is important that the correct type is used. Certain lighting is used in corridor that will lead people to the correct fire exits and escape routes. When you use Black Pear Electrical, we offer a full review of your current emergency lighting so that you know that your hotel is up to the correct standard.

Emergency lighting must be tested regularly, and records of this testing must be held. At Black Pear Electrical we hold copies of all testing carried out by ourselves so that if an incident occurs you can rest assured that you will have the necessary paperwork to show your compliance. Because we understand the complexities of running a business and problems of scheduling work in to be done, we are always flexible. We will always work with you to carry out your testing at a time at suits you. Whether this entails coming at anti-social hours, or splitting the testing into sections, we will do this.

At Black Pear Electrical we pride ourselves on offering a first-class service. We bring our knowledge and expertise to every job that we undertake. If you are simply looking for some advice or want reassurance that your emergency lighting is up to standard, we can review it for you. To book your emergency lighting consultation, contact our friendly team on 01905 700 490

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