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NEWS
health & safety
New CPD Training for Emergency Lighting
and 'Stay Put' Lighting from Lux Intelligent
L
ux Intelligent manufacturer
Advanced has launched a new
CPD training module focusing
on emergency lighting testing compliance.
Created against a backdrop of changing emergency lighting standards, including the new category of 'stay put'
lighting, the new training module is designed to bring end users, facilities
managers and engineers fully up to
date with current requirements and
help them ensure compliance. On top
of this, it will provide them with the
tools they need to ensure their emergency lighting is more efficient, thus
saving them money and time.
'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 cloudbased monitoring via mobile or web
app, which completely does away with
the need for compiling manual reports
and simplifies maintenance management.
Anyone interested in booking the
training
should
e-mail
marketing@advancedco.com.
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