No matter what commercial property you have, it is essential that you not only have adequate lighting in place but adequate back up lighting if the power cuts out. It is a health and safety hazard if people are working inside a commercial building, the power cuts out and the place goes dark. You need a contingency plan in place for these situations, or there is a real possibility that someone could get hurt. The emergency lighting is there so people can find their way out of a building in this kind of situation. As well as emergency back-up lighting, it is also essential that emergency exit signage is clearly visible inside a commercial premises. If the power cuts, or there is a fire drill, people need to be able to act quickly. There first needs to be a number of different exits inside a premises in case of fire, but it is so important that these exits are clearly visible to people inside the building. There is no point having multiple exit doors inside a building where there is a lot of people gathered and people can’t find where those signs are. This therefore causes panic and disorder inside the building and this is how people get hurt.
Health and Safety
It is an absolute health and safety hazard if there isn’t adequate emergency back-up lighting as well as emergency exit signage inside a commercial property. You will notice that any public property that you go into, whether it’s a cinema, factory, café, restaurant, hotel, football stadium, you name it, there is always an emergency exit door there in case of emergencies. You will notice that above those doors are illumines green emergency exit signs so everybody inside the premises can see them clearly. If there is not an emergency exit sign or it is not clearly visible from anywhere inside the building, then the business owner is then in breach of health and safety regulations. If an emergency were then to occur and someone got hurt, the business owner would then have to face the police, a lawsuit, his insurance company as well as the bad publicity that would accompany the whole situation. This could also have a catastrophic effect on the business itself and it may be forced to close down.
For first responders to react as effectively and efficiently as possible in an emergency, there has to be adequate emergency lighting in place in a building. If they enter a poorly lit room such as a nightclub , where someone has had an accident, it is essential that they can get in and out of the building as fast as possible in order to save precious time and give the injured party the best possible chance of survival. If these emergency services were impeded however, by poorly lit conditions, where there is no emergency back-up lighting or no emergency exit signs then the consequences could be dire.
Why Electrician Maidstone
This is why it is so important to get emergency lighting installed in your commercial building. It is also crucial that you don’t just hire anybody to install the lighting. Emergency lighting is a potentially life saving appliance that is a part of your business and it is so important that you get them installed by someone who knows what they’re doing. You need a registered electrician for the job. You need to call Electrician Maidstone. We are the gold standard when it comes to electricians in the Maidstone area. Each of our expert electricians are all fully vetted before joining our team. They are fully registered with the NICEIC, fully qualified and fully certified to handle any electrical job, both big and small, and cater to both residential and commercial properties. With over a decade of experience, our registered electricians have done it all and with the perfect combination of qualifications and on the job experience, there is nothing that surprises them after all this time. Every job that we take is done to the highest standard and to the upmost professionalism, which is why we are the most trusted electrician company in the area. If you want someone to install or repair your emergency lighting, then give Electrician Maidstone a call today.