Emergency Lighting Certificate

We install and service Emergency Lighting for a range of customers from offices to feature1care homes to schools.We offer a free design and no obligation quotation in writing.  Emergency lights must be installed and maintained in order to ensure they operate in the event of the normal lighting failing. The emergency lights along with signs should enable the occupants of the premises exit the building safely. We test and provide certificates in accordance with BS 5266-1:2011 (Code of practice for the emergency escape lighting of premises.)  We are NICEIC registered with over 20 years experience this area. Below is a list of frequently asked questions you may find helpful. We work closely with customers to ensure an efficient and low cost service is provided. To receive a free no obligation quote please do not hesitate to call now on 01482 440210 or email us at info@abbeyelectricalservices.co.uk

What types of premises have Emergency Lighting?

Below is a list of examples but this is not a complete list..emergencylighting

1) Public Premises. Hotels, Shops, Sports Venues, Public Houses.

2) Businesses. Factory, Offices, Flats/Landlords, Child Care Facilities.

3) Government. Schools, Hospitals, Care Homes.

Why test Emergency Lighting?

Over time emergency lights fail for a number of reasons which includeFullSizeRender (3)

1) Lamp/tube failure.

2) Back up battery failure.

3) Internal circuit board failure.

4) Changes to the premises which make the existing provision inadequate.

UK legislation places a duty of care on persons in control of premises including employers to provide a safe means of escape. Emergency Lighting Testing provides a certificate to prove compliance. The certificate is evidence and may be of use if facing legal action to demonstrate the organisation has complied with its duty of care. Some local authorities require emergency lighting testing as a condition of licences they issue such as public houses and other places of public gathering. Some insurance companies require Emergency Lighting Testing to be undertaken as a means of reducing risk.


What is involved in Emergency Lighting Testing?

Emergency Lighting Testing involves turning off the mains power to emergency lighting for a period of time and checking to see if the emergency lighting provides adequate light for safe escape. The certificate includes a list of technical checks to be verified. Here are some examples.

1) Adequate illumination of escape routes.

2) Position of directional signs.

3) Lights operate for full length of time required.

4) Records of testing kept up to date.


How often should Emergency Lighting be tested?

This varies according to the type of system and the use of the premises. In general emergency lights usually require:

1) Annual full 3 hour test.

2) Monthly simulation of mains loss.

3) Daily visual check of LED charging on emergency light.


Find out more.


NICIEC Registered. http://www.niceic.com/householder/benefits

Trust Mark Registered. http://www.trustmark.org.uk/government-standards/

link to case study and references.