Lighting has a crucial role in supporting safety, wellbeing and productivity, but the quest for efficiency savings creates a temptation to seek cheaper solutions, which may be non-compliant, untested, unable to meet performance specifications and vulnerable to failure. In the case of emergency lighting, which provide essential guidance in the event of an evacuation, the consequences of failure can be fatal!
The provision of a safe and comfortable working environment is a vital obligation for the owners and facility managers of industrial buildings, not only to meet legal requirements but to protect people, property, continuity and reputation. However, this must be achieved against a backdrop of diverse risks including fire, terrorism and cyber-crime, as well as cost pressures, ethical and environmental responsibilities.
Achieving the best possible safety standards while staying within cost and energy constraints requires expert support from lighting manufacturers who know how to navigate a complicated landscape and strike the balance between competing priorities.