Essential emergency lighting is not to be overlooked as a business owner to keep your customers and staff safe. There have been many changes to emergency lighting standards over the years, and PLM are helping companies manage their estates within legal requirements.
Safety first – Do you carry out regular emergency lighting tests?
Emergency lighting must be ‘functionally’ tested every month in retail and commercial premises. Any failures should be highlighted and repairs and replacements undertaken immediately. If you do not have the resources within your business PLM can manage this for you.
Business friendly remote monitoring
Remote monitoring allows you to achieve 100% compliance with no downtime. It also means your staff will no longer have to spend their time carrying out regular tests.
Via your PC, tablet or phone, remote monitoring allows you to see in real-time any location that has a sensor system installed. This enables you to test your emergency lighting every month and deliver one or three-hour duration tests at a most suitable time with minimal disruption to your business.
PLM will set up a reporting programme to tell you daily, weekly or monthly information on your emergency lighting allowing you to keep records for your compliance log to be shared with fire officers internally or externally.
Emergency lighting simplified
Stated in the latest Standards BS5266-1:2016, released May 2016, new installations now need 1 lux of emergency lighting coverage. This is a 100% increase from the previous compliance law and is only the minimum suggested.
This may look like a small amount on paper, but in reality, it can have a significant impact. Given the fact that the majority of lighting installations are over ten years old, it’s unsurprising that changes made over this time could mean you are no longer compliant.
Safety in your premises – your business your responsibility
We all know lighting can be the life-saving difference in an emergency. Did you know? If you are a business owner and not meeting these compliance standards you are at risk of prosecution.
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Emergency lighting is often looked at as part of the overall lighting installation, but it can be viewed as a stand-alone piece. Integrated emergency lighting within existing light fittings is a viable option and the preferred route for many businesses.
With energy saving options now available, the long-term cost of upgrading your emergency lighting may be more advantageous than you think.
PLM offer a range of emergency lighting and maintenance options to suit your business needs, providing cost-saving flexible solutions for your premises and environment.