The balance between safety and common sense

Emergency lighting is installed for one simple reason – to save lives. In the event of an emergency situation, emergency lighting will help to guide people in the dark, through unfamiliar rooms to an emergency exit and safety. Emergency lighting is not a meaningless piece of bureaucratic nonsense but a genuinely life saving device.

This being said, in some cases, people do not seem to understand that people will need to use the building for many days and nights without there being an emergency, and whilst it is important that the emergency lighting is present, it is also important that it is suitable. We offer all our clients an emergency lighting review, so that we can work with you to ensure that the emergency lighting is correct for your requirements.

Some people run into problems with emergency lighting when changing the use of buildings. For example, a building which has been used for multiple person groups such as school parties for overnight residentials has been changed to a simple bed and breakfast style establishment. The emergency lighting recommendation for the first use would be different than the latter, and the emergency lighting could be changed accordingly.

It is important that your electrician takes the time to understand who will be using your building, and what they will be using it for, as this will alter the requirements. Another important element towards designed and installing effective emergency lighting, is understanding the traffic flow of people in the event of an emergency. The route which they will need to take to safety must be clearly indicated and lit accordingly.

There is no one-size-fits-all emergency lighting. Emergency lighting needs to be designed for each building and to fit sensibly with the use of that building. If you are struggling with your emergency lighting why not give us a call?

At Black Pear Electrical we take the time to understand our clients and their unique buildings and businesses. We understand that all businesses are different and that all requirements vary according to the circumstances. When you come to us, we will carry out a fully comprehensive emergency lighting review before advising you on any changes that are necessary or desirable. All our work is carried out by experienced, qualified professionals who will work around your schedule to ensure the minimum of disruption to your business. To book your emergency lighting review call us today on 01905 700 490

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