Purchase request: Emergency lighting

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Gavin Atkinson

Apr 16, 2024, 3:33:05 PMApr 16
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It's been suggested we should install an emergency light into room 2 as it's very dark in there with no lighting and should the power fail while somebody is using the lathe that would be bad.

I propose we buy:

Total: £68.86 inc VAT.

This is almost identical to the existing batons in the room (this is the updated model, they no longer sell the identical ones) and would replace the first unit above the door (mainly due to how it will need to be wired in).  This is the cheapest I can find it once postage is taken into account, and is the company a lot of our cable came from during the building of the space so I'm happy they are trustworthy.

I don't think we need the same in room 1 as a) it's not as dark in there (there's already an emergency exit light above the door and along the corridor) and b) it's not full of spinny danger-machines.



Apr 16, 2024, 4:05:03 PMApr 16
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Seems reasonable enough to me.

My only query would be whether this is a YHS issue or a building issue; in any case it shouldn't be a problem for us to have our own.


Gavin Atkinson

Apr 16, 2024, 5:01:41 PMApr 16
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I think it's probably our issue; it wouldn't really be a problem if it wasn't for the lathe etc.


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Lex Bailey

Apr 16, 2024, 6:47:59 PMApr 16
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it's a good point, emergency lighting is normally a landlords responsibility, right?

but I don't have a problem with us buying one ourselves. we certainly should have one in there though.

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John Cooper

Apr 17, 2024, 6:40:34 AMApr 17
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This sounds like the best option I think. Neat and gives people time to
step away from machines that are spinning now.
Also just getting out of the space in the dark could be dangerous.

Second room has light already which should be enough for safe exit if required.

Should spinny machines have power fail safe switches in line? if they
don't already. Maybe one on the table of near death? Maybe anything
that can come back to life after a power cut. Soldering irons etc. Might
be a bench wide is okay.

John Cooper@choffee


Apr 17, 2024, 7:07:48 AMApr 17
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The two situations I can think of are:
- Lighting circuit fault (sockets still on); machines are powered, need
- Full loss of power; machines will spin down but some will power up

The lathe, belt sander and CNC all have self-latching relays so will
drop out if the mains goes. The (old) bandsaw has a simple rocker
switch. I have a feeling the scroll saw is a self-latching relay.

If it's possible to get a suitable switch for the entire bench, I think
that would be No Bad Thing.


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