Supplementary lighting for maintenance work or emergency lighting for passenger evacuation
Autonomous lights are adapted to be used for maritime transport (safety of cargo ships and cruise ships)
Like rail transport, shipping companies are also very sensitive to the safety of people being transported and working on cargo ships, ferries and other cruise ships.
Securing maintenance operations in confined spaces, or at night, and evacuation drills in case of fires or other accidents that can happen on board, are examples of what crews of freighters might have to do during their journeys.
Cruise companies that are getting more successful must also prioritize the safety of people on board, passengers and crews alike. Risk management and safety and evacuation protocols are strengthened and are a sign that safety is being taken seriously. Cyalume lighting provides companies with the opportunity to implement a simple and effective solution.
Learn more about the applications of Cyalume sticks in the maritime transport of goods and people….
Lights that are always working and ready forpassenger evacuation on cruise ships
Emergency lighting on cruise ships
Given the increase in the number of cruises carried out each year and the precautionary principle that is put in place in case of potential risks, cruise companies are looking for simple and easy-to-implement lighting solutions that will ensure the safety of both passengers and crew on board.
- LightStation (a 20-stick wall-mounted stick dispenser box) is used for emergency lighting when passengers and crew members need to meet at an assembly point before having to potentially evacuate the boat. This product is also recommended to be used in engine rooms and other common crew areas. It is recommended to install them in hallways or technical cabinets that are easy to access.
- the S.E.E. System (boxes containing 2 sticks) are recommended for equipping any rooms that are intended for the crew.
- PML (Personal Marker Light) or individual light markers are used as an additional light source for lifejackets,
- the large 40cm Non-Impact sticks are used by each assembly team’s Person In Command (PIC) so that they are able to guide/show the way from the assembly points to the evacuation points/life rafts. They can be attached to the end of construction cones (Lübeck cones) by using a cone adapter. The visibility of the assembly point and the ease with which it is found is the most important so this makes it easier to reach the lighting.
- 15cm SnapLight sticks are used as extra backup lighting for passengers (emergency cabin lighting); they are good to keep on hand in case of power outages,
- VisiPad self-adhesive rectangular markers are useful in case of a medical triage,
Maintenance lights for boats, vessels & ocean liners.
Ships intended for the transport of dry or liquid goods, also known as cargo ships, need to be equipped with particular lighting devices that are suitable for the situation in order to provide lighting in the event of a power failure. They should also have lights that can be used to carry out the necessary maintenance and repair work.
When carrying out mechanical maintenance, safety is the number one priority. In an engine room of an ocean liner, there can be slips or falls due to puddles of oil or water or due to objects lying around. There can be accidents outdoors too, especially at the end of the day when there is less light.
In order to prevent these types of accidents and to minimise the risk of a crew member falling or slipping, it would be a good idea to report obstacles or work areas with a marking on the ground. Cyalume recommends using their lightsticks, for example the 40cm Non-Impact stick or the 15cm SnapLight stick.
In the event of a power outage, Cyalume light sticks can be used instantly and thanks to them being 100% reliable : they are ready to be used at all times.