Emergency Lighting Systems
Design, Supply, Installation, Commissioning and Maintenance of Emergency Lighting Systems Certified to BAFE SP203-4
A Boden Fire and Security specialist will form an assessment of your building to design an emergency lighting system that is specified to the requirements of your building size, purpose and occupancy level in accordance with BS 5266-1 2016 minimum standards, government requirements and Building Regulations.
Boden regularly work with major building contractors to design, supply and commission specialist Emergency Lighting Systems for industrial, commercial and residential buildings across the South West. Previous projects have included new residential builds, hotels, health sector premises, shops, commercial premises, restaurants and schools.
All Emergency Lighting Systems Installed by Boden will be certified and signed by a qualified Engineer. This certification is recognition of your system being fully compliant with the following regulations and meets the following minimum standards:
Base Guidance Document
BS 5266-1 2016 – The official code of practice for emergency lighting of premises.
Emergency Lighting System Minimum Standards
BS EN 1838:2013 - This document provides details about the illumination levels required for different environments - such as luminance, colour and length of time that the light is required to stay active.
BS EN 50172:2004 / BS 5266-8:2004 – This document has is geared towards ensuring the safe maintenance of Emergency Lighting Systems, and specifies minimum provisions for testing systems within different types of premises.
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 – Boden engineers will assess your premises in accordance with the RRO, including the “Further guidance on emergency escape lighting” standards for communal areas within Houses in Multiple Occupations and non-domestic premises.
A Boden Engineer will consider all aspects of your premises type and purpose in order to determine exact requirements for the Emergency Lighting System.
Emergency Lighting Systems for Commercial and Residential Premises
Emergency Lighting is an illumination system that will activate automatically in the event of mains electricity being cut, either due to power cuts, fire, or mains system failure. Emergency lighting systems are designed to illuminate a darkened building to an adequate level of visibility in order to aid safe evacuation of occupants, thereby reducing the risk of injury or panic.
Emergency Lighting Systems are powered in 1 of 2 ways - either via a central battery source, or by a single point self-contained system. A qualified Boden Engineer will be able to help you to determine the priories of your building, to design and install a system best suited to your needs. Emergency Lighting products can be identified using the following categories:
Emergency Escape Lighting – Emergency Escape Lighting is a system that provides adequate light levels to enable occupants to safely cease activities and to evacuate the building swiftly. These emergency systems make up a compulsory part of a building’s safety provision document, and are a requirement of The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.
Emergency Escape Lighting is further sub-divided into:
- Escape Route Lighting – Escape Route Lighting ensure that evacuation paths are well lit to provide a safe escape route for occupants.
- Open Area Lighting (also known as anti-panic lighting) – Open Area Lighting illuminates open spaces such as corridors and offices, to enable occupants to identify escape routes or safe places.
- High Risk Task Area Lighting – High risk Area Lighting is used in commercial, industrial or mechanical premises in which occupants operate activities that may prove dangerous in the event of a power cut. This part of the lighting system is designed to provide lighting levels that are sufficient to enable operators to safely cease activities, shut down machines and terminate the use of high risk equipment.
Standby Lighting- Standby Lighting Systems provide sufficient illumination for building occupants to continue their working activities as normal. Standby Lighting is a non-compulsory system for which inclusion will be based upon the individual building purpose and occupant activities.
Scheduled Testing and Maintenance Services for Emergency Lighting Systems
Once the Emergency Lighting has been installed and safely commissioned, we provide a professional maintenance service to ensure that your automatic system activates effectively and functions safely.