Emergency lighting is required in the event of power failure. It is required to stay on for a minimum of 3 hours until a building can be safely evacuated.
The lighting is connected to the building’s electrical supply, this supplies a charge to the battery.
In the event of a power failure, the lights are activated, so the building can be safely evacuated and everyone can see the exit.
Types of Lighting
The two types of emergency are emergency escape lighting; standby lighting.
The first enables lighting so that the building can be evacuated.
Standby lighting ensures that work can still be carried out in an emergency
The exit signs to the building must be illuminated in a recognisable colour.
The signs should be visible in an emergency situation.