Jump to content

Emergency Lighting in Warehouse

Guest JohnNel

Recommended Posts

Hi John

I would assume that if only your own staff is within the warehousing buildings, non-maintained emergency lighting might in general be sufficient. Areas of higher risk (plant, fork lift routes next to footpaths, areas used by external drivers) might require maintained emergency lighting.


Link to comment
Share on other sites

Maintained or non-maintained is the principal consideration, which is decided by the use of the premises.
Maintained emergency luminaire is a luminaire in which the emergency lighting lamps are on at all times. Maintained mode is generally used in places of assembly such as theatres, cinemas, clubs and halls; the full list is contained in BS 5266. The lights are typically dimmed when these premises are occupied and the emergency escape lighting prevents total darkness.
Non-maintained emergency luminaire is a luminaire whose emergency lamps only come on when the power supply to the normal lighting fails. Non-maintained is the typical mode in a workplace, office, factory or similar environment in which artificial lighting is normally deployed while the premises are occupied.
External door lighting will depend on the level of lighting at these locations during the hours of darkness. If your employee and relevant person are put at risk due to the level of lighting then you need it.
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You are posting as a guest. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...