An Overview of Emergency Lighting Requirements

October 28, 2021 10:58 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

When you run a commercial, industrial, educational or other type of public space, you’re subject to emergency lighting requirements. A number of state and federal regulatory authorities have determined the rules and regulations for emergency lighting. These include the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), International Building Code and International Fire Code. You’re also subject to local and state authorities. That can feel overwhelming when you’re just starting out—or when you’ve acquired a new building that may not be up to code. To ensure your building and... View Article

Why Is a Fire Alarm System Important?

October 14, 2021 10:58 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Fire alarm systems are not only a good idea, they’re also required by law. If you run a commercial or industrial facility, you need to have a functioning fire alarm system to ensure your safety and the safety of others. Of course, fire alarm systems also offer other practical benefits. Here are some of the most important: Stay code compliant: Even if your building never experiences a fire—and everyone certainly hopes for that outcome—you’re required to have a fire alarm system in order to stay code compliant. You may never see a fire on your property, but building inspectors will... View Article