Emergency and Escape Lighting Systems
How can a fire alarm system save lives if no one knows the way out?
One of the crucial elements to the Fire Safety Order is Emergency Way Finding. Emergency lighting has become more varied and demanding to suit a variety of premises. With this in mind we supply & maintain the latest in Emergency and Escape Lighting Systems.
Emergency lighting is lighting for an emergency situation when the main power supply is cut and / or any normal illumination fails. Emergency lighting is normally required to operate fully automatically and give illumination of a sufficiently high level to enable all occupants to evacuate the premises safely.
The British Standard provides the emergency lighting designer with clear guidelines to work to. BS 5266-1: 2011 embraces residential hotels, clubs, hospitals, nursing homes, schools and colleges, licensed premises, offices, museums, shops, multi-storey dwellings, etc. Although this standard recommends the types and durations of emergency lighting systems relating to each category of premises, it should be remembered that the standards are the minimum safe standards for these types of building and that a higher standard may be required for a particular installation.
Emergency lighting is a general term and is sub-divided into emergency escape lighting and standby lighting.
There are two types of Emergency Lighting:
- Self Contained
- Central battery systems
In general, the decision to use either a central battery or a self-contained system is likely to be cost determined. If an installation has longevity and low maintenance as priorities, then the higher cost of a central battery may be acceptable on a very large project. Typically, luminaire and installation costs are a major consideration, particularly on smaller jobs, and it is this criterion which makes the self-contained luminaire the most popular choice.
Fire Safety Signage
Safety signs provide people the vital knowledge needed to evacuate the premises or operate emergency equipment quickly and safely. Amalgamated provides a full service for the supply and installation of all safety signage to British Standards and Firecode.
What our customers say
I would like to compliment David from Amalgamated. After I phoned 700, David phoned me the same day to make an appointment to fix my faulty front door. He came the next day and in no time the problem was solved. Since then he has solved long standing door problems for several residents.
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