What is Emergency Lighting?
In its simplest and most common form it is 'escape lighting’, that aims to ensure adequate lighting to escape routes from buildings, so that people can get out easily and safely even if there is a power loss. These systems are most commonly linked to Fire Detection and Alarm Systems and as such are mentioned in the Regulatory Reform Order.
Shops, offices and other premises previously excluded from legislation require the installation of additional emergency lighting to satisfy the Emergency Lighting and the New Fire Safety legislation – the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Not only do all premises need to contain emergency lighting and escape route signage, the equipment installed must also be the correct type, installed in the correct location and satisfy the requirements of BS 5266.
This BSI Kitemark scheme complements the BSI Kitemark for Fire Alarm Systems Installations and the BSI Kitemark Electrical Installations. The Emergency Lighting BSI Kitemark scheme is built in a modular format covering Design, Installation, Inspection & Testing and Maintenance.
AEC Electrical offer a full design, installation and maintenance service, on all types of emergency lighting systems to comply with BS 5266 code of practice.