Emergency lighting is essential across businesses and public buildings around the world, coming into action when connection to the normal power supply or existing lighting provision fails.
Loss or connection failure can be a consequence of a fire, leading to immediate darkness and putting the lives and safety of people at risk.
Every year the Fire and Rescue Service is called to over 600,000 fires which result in 800 deaths and 17,000 injuries. Many of these can be prevented by the correct installation of emergency lighting.
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order (RRFSO) 2005, which came into force in October 2006, charges the responsible person in control of non-domestic premises and the common areas of a House in Multiple Occupancy (HMO) with the safety of everyone in the building, whether working, visiting or living there. This duty of care includes the provision of emergency lighting. Article 14 (2) (h) of the RRFSO states:
‘Emergency routes and exits requiring illumination must be provided with emergency lighting of adequate intensity in the case of failure of their normal lighting’.
Emergency lighting is part of the fire safety provision of a building and cannot be ignored: as noted by the Industry Committee for Emergency Lighting (ICEL), which is the foremost UK authority on emergency lighting and provides third party accreditation for components and products for emergency light fittings under the auspices of the Lighting Industry Association (LIA):
‘The legal requirement is that non-domestic buildings must be safe at all times, even if mains power failure occurs. Therefore, nearly all such buildings must have emergency lighting fitted.”
TIS execute the design, installation and commissioning, of emergency lighting to BS5266 standards with that work regardless of power failure.
With its custom-built products, TIS can provide simple emergency lighting for shops and HMOs, through to complex systems in sheltered housing developments. This includes illuminated and emergency exit signs.
TIS offer round the clock support to ensure, that in the unfortunate case of an evacuation, all inhabitants are able to locate fire alarm points and extinguishers, and escape from the building.
Emergency lighting for escape is a fundamental part in many fire safety measures, so being electrically certified by NICEIC, gives you the assurance that all work is carried out to the highest standard.
TIS have been designing, manufacturing and installing emergency lighting and fire detection equipment for over 50 years, providing safeguards to the public and businesses.
Service starts with the design and carries on through to the scheduled maintenance and testing of their products, allowing systems to work in perfect synergy with fire and intruder detection systems.