Where does emergency lighting need to be installed?
By law, emergency lighting installations need to be installed in public buildings and other commercial buildings. Examples include hotels, hospitals, museums, offices, shops, blocks of flats, and nursing homes. They should all have emergency lighting installations that provide light long enough for people to evacuate safely.
Inside commercial and public buildings:
Emergency lighting must be installed in all escape routes and all common areas.
Escape routes should be sufficiently bright enough to navigate people out of dangerous situations safely.
Any open area larger than 60 square metres needs to have emergency lighting installed.
Emergency lighting should be fitted within 2 metres above all fire alarms and/or firefighting appliances.
Buildings will need to be assessed for their emergency lighting requirements. They will need to provide illumination for a sufficient amount of time for the building’s occupants to evacuate.
If you are unsure of the emergency lighting requirements for your building then speak to one of our experts for advice – they’ll be happy to help!