Emergency Lighting is exactly what its name means - Lighting that can be relied upon to be used in case of emergency.
Lighting that needs to illuminate, even if the power goes down.
The most common Emergency lighting you will see in buildings every where is the "green running man type" this are trickled charged with battery whilst plugged into the main electric grid.
There are also the ones with two spot lamps on the top, which are still ok for illuminating dark areas but have no directional signage. Again, these are trickle charged when connected to the mains.
As you will see from the example above- this emergency light is not in good health and not even plugged into the mains.
This was seen recently in an orphanage we inspected here in Thailand.
Checklist for maintaining your Emergency Lights
- Make sure at all times, they are plugged into the main electric grid.
- Check monthly that they are clean and free from dust and the batteries are charging fully.
-Ensure that the lamps are facing in the best direction for maximum lighting
-Make a list of any that are not working, log, repair/replace.
-All Emergency lighting must be checked and logged monthly.
- If you have signage with lighting above or below a fire exit sign, these must be backed up to the generator.
-Emergency lighting must be in all areas leading to the quickest exit to the Assembly point
-Adequate and reliable Emergency lighting must be in place at the Assembly point.
If you would like further information on the emergency lighting in your property, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Believe it or not, this is one of the most common accidents in Occupational Health and Safety.
This can happen to staff or guests at anytime, if any hazardous areas are not identified and eliminated.
As with all risk assessing, it is essential to include your HOD's when walking around. Ask also for feedback of any ares they have already identified within their working environment. Then take action to eliminate
Here are some common areas to check in your property:
- Uneven surfaces
- Surfaces which are slippery when wet
- Loose floor boards
- Concrete steps chipped on the edges
- Exstention wires not taped securely to a solid base. (Particularly in conference rooms or other work areas)
- Unprotected drops to different levels more than 60CM
- Are your balconies protected by a 1 meter high barrier ?
- Fitness locker rooms tiles that are slippery when wet.
- Poor night lighting around the resort externally and internally.
- Are staff issued with and wearing correct PPE, clothing and non slip footwear for their role ?
Walk around everywhere, and see just how many areas you find. You are now on your way to making a safer property for your staff and guests.
This is a sign you do not want to be displaying once you have a resort full of guests again !
Now is the perfect time for you to be looking at the health of your pool. And here to help you is a quick checklist.
A quick checklist for your to evaluate any risk areas
-Check for broken tiles
- Missing filter covers
- Loose steps - they must be firmly fixed
- Are there sufficient depth markings and are they clearly visible ?
- Are there "No Diving" signs in a prominent area by all access points ?
-Is Emergency rescue equipment in good condition and within easily accessible ?
-Are Pool rules in place with all the correct information to prevent an accident in and around the pool ?
-Is there a life guard on duty during pool opening hours ? Is there signage displaying this information ?
-Is there sufficient lighting around the pool in the evening ? Is it closed off in the evening to prevent guests from swimming
-Is the pump room free from leakages and poor electrics ?
- Are all pumps being maintained correctly ?
-Are the pool chlorine and ph levels checked and recorded daily ?
- Are staff fully trained in how to maintain the chemical balance of the pool ?
Good Luck and please don't hesitate to contact us, if you would like more details.
If you are not sure what you need to be doing right now to keep your hotel in top shape during these unprecedented times. Listen in to our recent informative talk for Skal Thailand held this week.
Three industry professionals from different back grounds in the industry discuss what you need to be doing today to ensure you are ready for tomorrow . With a key focus and examples on preventative maintenance and health and safety within your resort.
We understand your business and your obstacles, and provide you will tips to overcome them.
Today is the day to start...
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