Like other types of safety equipment, you don’t always appreciate what emergency lighting and exit signs do for your building until they’re needed. The purpose of these tools is to keep paths lit to help safely guide people to exits in the event of an emergency.
While it may be easy to understand why you need emergency lighting and exit signs, it’s not as easy to know where they should be installed. If you’re in the middle of installing them onto your building, you need to know the best spots to place them so that it’s as safe and easy to get people out of the building as possible. Here are the places in your building where you should install your emergency lighting and exit signs.
Emergency lighting and exit signs must always be installed on exit routes. Makes enough sense, right? While people are being guided on the best path to escape the building, you should have bright lights making it easier to navigate through the area. There should be enough light to allow anyone with normal vision to find their way out of the building if needed. Such exit routes where emergency lighting and exit signs should be installed include stairwells, hallways, and corridors.
Internal rooms are any rooms that don’t have windows in them. These are usually rooms such as bathrooms and storage areas. These spots need emergency lighting because, without windows, there isn’t any natural light getting into these spaces. It’s for this reason that, sometimes, allowances might be made for spots that have large windows supplying them with large amounts of natural light.
Space Out Your Emergency Lighting and Exit Signs Properly
It’s important to space out your emergency lighting and exit signs. Without proper spacing, some spots of your building can become too dark, making them difficult to navigate. This can jeopardize the safety of everyone inside your building. On the other hand, some spots of your building can become too bright in the event you have lights too close to each other. You don’t want any spot of your building to be blinding. This can be just as much of a hindrance as having too little light.
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