This is a complex topic, emergency and exit light locations are very important as every building is normally different in building class, type and layout and just placing an Exit Sign above a door does not make the building compliant.
Utilise a licenced Exit and Emergency Light installer to install the lights under the guidance of a certifier. This means that the certifier has designed the Exit and Emergency Lighting layout in accordance with the regulations to suit the building or site and the installer knows, with confidence, that the lights are installed in the correct locations and have the correct testing facilities.
FCF fire and Electrical highly recommends using a company that is a licenced installer, certifier and maintainer to carry out all aspects of a buildings Exit and Emergency Lighting installation, inspection and testing.
FCF specialize in the providing services in the fire industry and hold Electrical Contracting Licences and installer, maintainer certifier qualifications for Exit and Emergency Lighting.
Companies need to comply with the relevant safety regulations when installing Emergency/Exit Lighting. This includes ensuring that the lights are placed in the correct locations and that they meet the required brightness and duration standards.
Different types of buildings have different requirements when it comes to Emergency/Exit Lighting. For example, high-rise buildings may require additional lighting and signage compared to smaller buildings.
The layout of the building will also play a role in determining the placement of Emergency/Exit Lighting. It’s important to consider factors such as the location of exits, the distance to the nearest exit, and any potential obstacles or hazards that could impact visibility.
Emergency/Exit Lighting can come in various types, such as self-illuminating signs, fluorescent lights, or LED lights. The type of lighting required will depend on the specific building and the regulations in place.
Regularly test and maintain Emergency/Exit Lighting to ensure that it is functioning correctly. This includes testing the brightness and duration of the lights, as well as checking the battery life and conducting any necessary repairs or replacements.