Emergency Lighting

Installation, Testing, Maintenance and Certification 

Once your emergency lights are fitted it is important to maintain them!!

Maintaining your emergency lighting units is important to ensure that lighting tubes are actually working and that the back-up battery is capable to last the full duration required by the standards. The “responsible person” of a business or organisation ensures that the periodic checks are carried out and documented in a fire safety logbook. Below we have provided an overview of the testing procedure and testing frequencies.

Please note that when you purchase emergency lighting from Elextric you will be offered to register for a free emergency lighting test reminder at the end of the checkout process. We will then email or text you to remind you when the tests are due.

To make the testing of your emergency lighting units quicker you can install self-test emergency lighting. These units automatically replicate a power cut, checking their own circuitry and functionality and should a fault be found the units create both a visual and audible warning.

Standards BS 5266-8:2004 and BS EN 50172:2004 describe the testing of emergency lighting units.

Monthly

Switch off the mains power supply to the lighting unit. Often, a separate switch with a ‘fish key’ is installed allowing the testing of emergency lights without having to switch off all power. Walk past all emergency lights to ensure they are working. Note any defects and get repaired immediately. Record your results in your fire safety logbook.

Yearly

Switch off the mains power supply to the lighting unit. Leave the units illuminated for the rated period (usually three hours). The lights should be on for the whole period. If lights fail within this time, replace the back-up battery.

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We are fully trade accredited. Elextric is registered with STROMA as an Approved Contractor and Domestic Installer. We are registered with TrustMark for electrical work, and we are member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). In addition, all our works are backed by £5,000,000 public liability insurance and £250,000 professional indemnity insurance.

When you book our electrician you can count on getting the professional expertise you’re looking for. All work is carried out is fully insured and compliant with the latest IET wiring regulations BS7671. Customers are provided with peace of mind as you receive a work quality guarantee 12 Months and where necessary installation certificate will be issued for the job on completion and the works registered with your local authority building control as per the current Part P regulations. 

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As a guide, we are available to work in all 32 London boroughs and the City of London, or every postcode district that falls within the M25. If you need an electrician outside the M25 we might still be able to help. Contact us to check availability.

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When you hire our electricians for domestic or commercial work you can rest assured that you will receive the highest quality of service, from an electrician who is there to accomplish your particular goals. There will never be work done without the customer’s consent, following a thorough explanation of services, so as to always maintain complete transparency. Our company operates under a strict set of guidelines that ensure customer satisfaction and service quality.