The media and government spotlight on the failure of the cladding in the Grenfell Tower fire is obscuring the importance of auto fire detection, emergency and escape lighting, a leading manufacturer claims.
The punitive fines being handed out by courts for breaches of fire safety laws have continued this month as a judge fined a Hertfordshire landlord £50,000 for the lack of emergency lighting and other failings at two rented properties.
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Ten people have been charged with a variety of offences as part of a police probe into contracts to install emergency lighting and fire alarms in council properties.
A £200 million fund to bring emergency lighting in the UK’s social housing up to standard has been unveiled.
Framing spotlights are those fitted with adjustable shutters or “gates” so that you can achieve a square or rectangular beam as well as a circular one (triangles and diamond shapes are also possible).
An Irish government investigation into fire safety in the country’s social housing towers found that 49 had no emergency lighting at all.
Over a third of England’s social housing towers have inadequate emergency lighting, it has been revealed.
The report into the Grenfell Tower fire needs to give clarity on where the ultimate responsibility for lighting lies, says a leading UK manufacturer.
A landlord has been fined almost £19,000 over breaches to fire safety – including defective emergency lighting – at a property in Leamington Spa.