Created against a backdrop of changing emergency lighting standards, including the new category of ‘stay put’ lighting, the new training module is designed to:
‘Stay put’ lighting is more formally known as Emergency Safety Lighting and was introduced into BS5266 last year, expanding the reach of the standard from purely escape and emergency lighting. The basis of the addition is that it is often unnecessary or inappropriate for everyone to evacuate during a power failure/non-emergency mains failure – for those that choose to remain/stay put, adequate lighting is required.
Typical examples are for the elderly and very young in care situations, where it is easier to ensure safety and continue care and comfort within the premises; and in other public areas, for example retail spaces, where it may be suitable to evacuate the public, but for staff to remain/stay put.
When lights are tested manually, an engineer must physically walk the building and cut power to the emergency lights, forcing them to operate on their secondary supply. He or she then needs to reinstate the mains power and confirm that the batteries are charging properly. This is a time-consuming and tedious task that is not always completed accurately or reliably.
Added to that, it is not practical to disable the power for whole areas of a building during normal operational hours, so the process must be staggered or done outside of office hours. Also, in case of a real emergency, no area of a building can be left without emergency lighting for the period after a test while the batteries are recharging.
Advanced offers its own, automatic emergency lighting test system, Lux Intelligent, which simplifies the entire process and is incredibly cost-effective, especially when using cloud-based monitoring via mobile or web app, which completely does away with the need for compiling manual reports and simplifies maintenance management.
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