Expert Cardiff Emergency Lighting Installation
Our Cardiff Emergency Lighting Service covers the design, installation, and maintenance, ensuring that your business or organisation complies with current BS 5266 standards. We take pride in offering our clients a comprehensive service from start to finish, this allows you to focus on the things that matter to your business. Our experienced teams of commercial electricians are fully NICEIC and CHAS-approved, providing you with total peace of mind that your emergency lighting system has been installed correctly and safely.
Emergency Lighting is a vital element in the health and safety provision of any commercial building. It’s a secondary form of lighting that will trigger when the normal power supply fails, enabling safe evacuation. This form of lighting is not an optional extra – it’s a legal requirement under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order of 2005.
Emergency Lighting Testing Cardiff
Current regulations stipulate that all your Emergency Lights should be functionally tested every Month. In addition to this, your emergency lighting system should be tested for a full duration test once a year (normally 3 hours). Our team here at Total Electrical Engineering offer a complete emergency lighting service where we take care of your annual testing needs. Speak to one of our experts today and ensure your business is fully compliant with all testing standards.
This annual test should be carried out by a ‘competent person’ and a periodic inspection and test certificate issued. We offer bespoke annual emergency lighting testing contracts whereby we can carry out all monthly testing on your behalf, or should you prefer to carry out the monthly testing yourselves, a once per year service visit can be arranged to carry out the annual duration test. Total Electrical Engineers will also provide your Company with an Emergency Lighting Logbook if you do not already have one. The logbooks are used to record the testing dates, any repairs, alterations or additions to your Emergency Lighting system.
Why Choose Total Electrical Engineering?
At Total Electrical Engineering, our customer services are second to none, utilising state of the art job and project management systems, with real-time interaction enabling us to deliver a professional and reliable service, keeping our customers up to date and in compliance at all times. Our team are available to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days of the year to come out and help take care of your businesses emergency lighting needs. This ensures that when you need us most, we will only be one phone call away.
If you are looking for a professional and reliable commercial electrician to take care of all of your emergency lighting installation and testing needs, look no further than Total Electrical Engineering. Boasting multiple years of experience within the industry, our team can be trusted to provide a comprehensive service which allows you to focus on the important parts of running a business.
Emergency lighting is a range of lights that are used as a backup in case of an emergency. They operate fully automatically if there is a power failure and help direct those affected safely around the building toward the emergency exits. Emergency lights should provide sufficient illumination in case of a blackout to enable all occupants safe passage out of the building.
It is designed to make sure that in the event of the normal power supply failing, illumination is provided promptly, automatically and for sufficient time. This will ensure that occupants of a building are able to evacuate safely in the event of an emergency or power failure.
There are two main types of emergency lighting. These are emergency escape lighting and standby lighting. Emergency escape lighting is defined as “that part of emergency lighting that is provided to enable safe exit in the event of failure of the normal supply” and is required by law for all commercial buildings and properties.
Emergency lighting should be installed in all common areas and along any escape route. Escape routes should be sufficiently lit with emergency lighting and should navigate people out of dangerous situations safely, clearly, and effectively.
When power is lost, AC power is therefore lost, so the backup battery unit turns on and transfers power to the lighting system, which is called DC power. When AC power is restored, the emergency lighting batteries must be fully charged within 24 hours.
Emergency lighting is wired to the building’s power supply, allowing the batteries to charge continuously, ensuring that the emergency lighting system is alight during a power outage.
Emergency lighting is part of the fire safety provision of a building and cannot be ignored: as noted by the Industry Committee for Emergency Lighting (ICEL), which is the foremost UK authority on emergency lighting and provides third-party accreditation for components and products for emergency light fittings under the auspices of the Lighting Industry Association (LIA):
“The legal requirement is that non-domestic buildings must be safe at all times, even if mains power failure occurs. Therefore, nearly all such buildings must have emergency lighting fitted”.
Emergency lighting should be tested annually to ensure that is still working correctly. A full system inspection and duration test of the emergency lights should be performed by a ‘competent person‘, this being a person with the necessary skills, training and knowledge to perform emergency lighting maintenance and servicing.
We are trained from an early age to associate red with ‘stop’, so in an emergency situation it might create confusion. Whereas green is related to safety and ‘go’, clearly instructing the public to remain calm and follow the signs.
A red light indicates a lamp fault and a red light indicates faulty batteries. An annual service life test is one of the test functions supported by the emergency lighting unit.