As per the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order (RRFSO) 2005 the Responsible Person is charged with control of the safety of everyone in the building, whether living, working or visiting.
This duty of care includes a provision for emergency lighting. Their legal requirement is that this must be installed into buildings in case of a mains power failure, providing sufficient illumination to allow occupants and users to evacuate the building safely. Its purpose is to turn on automatically, for the rated duration (1 3Hr) where mains power has failed.
The objective is to allow all buildings users to escape or evacuate from the building safely. The ‘Responsible Person(s)’ can be the building owner, landlord, maintainer or other designated person. They have control over safety systems within the premises and are obligated by law to maintain emergency lighting. Part of this obligation is to test Emergency lighting monthly and annually. Results of maintenance and testing must be reported and held to demonstrate compliance with the BS5266 regulations.
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