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Survey: Over 30% of UK Buildings Do Not Have Sufficient Emergency Lighting


According to media reports, over 1/3 of the UK's affordable housing complex does not have adequate emergency lighting.

In a survey of 1,584 buildings (40% of the UK), no emergency lighting or emergency lighting was damaged on the escape routes of 402 buildings (36%).

The assessment report stated that, in fact, more than 70% of affordable housing buildings have fire safety issues.

In addition to the lack of emergency lighting, the assessment report also revealed that the failure of fire doors, the presence of holes in the walls of fire partitions, and lack of fire safety information are all major problems.

In 1130 buildings, fire doors were found to be damaged, or the fire doors did not meet the legal requirements to be able to withstand fire for 30 minutes.

In 385 buildings, holes were found in walls or ceilings that could damage the compartment and allow fire and smoke to spread faster.

The report also stated that many fire assessments are conducted less frequently than once a year. Of these, 351 buildings provided the date of the fire assessment, either in the past few years without an annual assessment, or the assessor suggested two or three years for the next evaluation.

The emergency lighting supplier stated that emergency lighting is very critical and will help provide emergency lighting in the event of an emergency and protect personal and property safety.

In June last year, a fire broke out at the Grenfell Tower in the West End of London, England. The fire quickly spread throughout the 24-storey building. Prolonged burning for nearly six hours not only caused serious damage inside and outside the building and caused 72 deaths, making it the largest fire in the UK in 30 years.

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