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EMERGENCY LIGHTING ELECTRICIAN

AN EMERGENCY LIGHTING ELECTRICIAN CAN PROVIDE BUSINESS OWNERS IN DORSET & HAMPSHIRE WITH AN EFFECTIVE EMERGENCY LIGHTING SYSTEM ALLOWING THEIR EMPLOYEES TO VACATE THE PROPERTY SAFELY & EFFICIENTLY IN AN EMERGENCY.


Emergency lighting electricians must ensure their installations comply with BS (British Standard)  EN 1838, which provides the proper guidance for emergency lighting installations in relation to wiring, electrical safety and efficiency. This standard follows under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 which states emergency lighting MUST be installed within commercial properties by law. This is in place to protect your property and anyone working within or visiting. Here at MRG Electricians in Bournemouth our electricians are well versed in the appropriate regulations regarding emergency lighting making us the ideal choice. Our electricians are highly skilled, reliable, and trusted individuals who are content working in a range of properties including the commercial and industrial sector.


WHAT IS EMERGENCY LIGHTING FOR?🚪

Emergency lighting is designed and installed strategically to illuminate escape routes including stairways, corridors and fire exits. Other areas of importance will also be illuminated, these areas will include anywhere with fire-fighting equipment such as fire extinguishers, areas with high-risk machinery and secure settings.


THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF EMERGENCY LIGHTING

As with anything, there different types of emergency lighting available on the market. Here at MRG Electricians in Bournemouth our expert electricians will supply and install the best appropriate type of emergency lighting that fulfils the duties and requirements of your property to ensure anyone with access to the building can safely vacate if necessary.

Maintained Emergency lighting is always on. When the mains power fails, the lighting will continue to operate being powered by an additional battery. Non-maintained emergency lighting is only activated for a specific amount of time when there is a mains power failure. Again, this power is supplied by a back-up battery. As you can imagine maintained emergency lighting uses a lot more energy compared to non-maintained types. These batteries are charged by a small amount of electrical current via the mains power. By law, the emergency lights within a property must continue to operate for a minimum duration of 3 hours⏱️.


WHEN SHOULD EMERGENCY LIGHTING ACTIVATE?💡

Emergency lighting should be used whenever there is a mains power failure. As humans when we are suddenly presented with complete darkness with no form of easy access, panic is inventible; this is where emergency lighting is crucial in protecting the people within your property. Once the emergency lighting system kicks in, everyone can safely and efficiently evacuate without the need for panic, reducing the risk of casualties.


WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR EMERGENCY LIGHTING?👷‍♀️

The person responsible for emergency lighting in a commercial based property is normally the building manager or someone appointed who has adequate knowledge.


EMERGENCY LIGHTING MAINTENANCE

Emergency lighting systems must be checked regularly to ensure safe operation. It’s advised a monthly test is conducted and a full duration test carried out annually by a qualified electrician. Emergency lighting can literally save lives so regular maintenance is key🔑.

If you’re worried about the efficiency of your emergency lighting system in Dorset or Hampshire contact MRG Electricians in Dorset today, our professional electricians are on hand to provide properties in and around the Dorset & Hampshire area with safe, efficient, and reliable emergency lighting systems



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