Emergency Lighting and Signs

Emergency lighting can save lives by allowing people to find a safe exit route out of a building when the building’s normal lighting has failed, such as in the event of a fire or a power cut. There are numerous types of emergency lighting available to suit a variety of premises, so we can ensure the emergency lighting installed at your premises is the most suitable. You can also choose from various designs that meet aesthetical requirements as well as being fully compliant with current regulations.

Emergency safety signage is also an important part of your emergency lighting solution. Employees who use the building need to know where each safety device is and how it should be used. Safety signs also provide the vital knowledge needed to operate emergency devices quickly and safely.

Elan can provide a full service for the supply and installation of all required emergency lighting and safety signage compliant with British Standards, Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations 1996 and The Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations 1997.

How does emergency lighting work?

All emergency lights contain a battery that is constantly being charged and acts as a back-up power supply.  The emergency lightsare fitted with a device that detects when there is a power cut and automatically switches to using the back-up battery. The battery in the light fitting needs to power the light for a minimum of three hours and has reduced light output in order to conserve power.

There are several types of emergency lights currently on the market:


  • Bulkhead lighting
  • Droplights
  • Exit boxes
  • LED lighting

Siting of emergency lighting and signs

Emergency lights and signs should be positioned to clearly show the exit routes and final exits from the building.  Particular attention should be paid to stairways, changes in floor level, corridor intersections, control/plant rooms, lifts and toilet areas. Fire alarm call points, extinguishers and other fire-fighting equipment should also be clearly illuminated.

What’s the next step?

If you need emergency lighting and safety signage for your premises, then why not book an appointment for one of our surveyors to visit your premises and conduct a free site survey?A site survey will look at your current emergency lighting provision and identify areas of concern or where standards and current legislation are not being met. We will then provide a no-obligation quotation for any works we recommend.

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Basildon, Essex. SS14 3ED

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