Emergency Lighting Testing
Impending legislation will abolish fire certificates and place responsibility for fire safety squarely on employers’ shoulders. Chris Watts, Standards Consultant for Cooper Lighting and Security, looks at the impact these changes will have on emergency lighting and identifies the opportunities that will be created for contractors.
Following a consultation period of more than six years, the long awaited Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order, or RRO, is currently going through the Parliamentary processes required to make it law, and detailed requirements will be issued during 2005. The main aim of the RRO has been to reduce confusion by consolidating and rationalising the multiple, overlapping fire-safety provisions currently scattered across more than a hundred statutes and secondary legislation.