Why is emergency lighting important for businesses?
In the event of an emergency, lighting can help lead the way to safety. That’s why, for commercial properties it is a legal requirement to ensure that premises are equipped with an appropriate emergency lighting system.
The legal requirements
It is a legal requirement that non-domestic buildings should be safe at all times, which includes during the likelihood of a power outage, meaning that emergency lighting is essential.
Emergency lighting should be tested annually by a competent person to BS5266 and a function test carried out by a competent person monthly. A competent person should have appropriate understanding of the maintenance and servicing of emergency lighting.
Why choose JLA for your emergency lighting?
Ensuring your premises meets the latest building regulations and local authority requirements, our fully trained and professional team of engineers work to the British Standard. We offer a comprehensive range of emergency lighting including: high efficiency (LED is required), emergency lighting with both standard and bespoke designs and testing of central battery powered systems.
How it works
We create the right solution for your business
We look at your specific needs and develop the right commercial fire safety and security solutions for your business.
JLA Total Care gives you all the fire safety and security equipment you need in one all-inclusive plan, including design, installation, maintenance and repairs for a simple monthly subscription payment.
Whatever the job calls for we’ll take care of it.
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Emergency lighting FAQs
Emergency lighting can be classified as either emergency escape lighting or standby lighting. It is designed to illuminate whenever there is a mains power failure. Many emergency lights are battery-operated, so that in the event of a power cut, lighting can function without a connection to the mains. This allows your staff and customers to safely exit the building if normal lighting fails.