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Emergency Lighting Installation & Servicing in London

Emergency Lighting Solutions

Most premises – particularly residential blocks, where occupants reside – have emergency lighting systems. This means that even if the mains power shuts off during an emergency, all safe exit routes are visible and accessible.

Why is this so important? Well, when you light the way, all employees, customers, and residents will be able to evacuate safely. If the various procedures and equipment needed for safe and rapid evacuations aren’t in place, lives could be put at risk as a result.

Here at Firstford Ltd, we have dedicated years to the cultivation of experience in reliable security systems, and our emergency lighting system installation services are just another way in which we can help ensure the safety of your premises and its users.

First and foremost, to keep your building safe and secure for everyone inside, make sure your emergency lights always work properly! If your emergency lights are showing signs of problems, and you don’t know about it, this could mean your home is unsafe and non-compliant with current building standards.

Enquire with Firstford Ltd about a site survey of your business, today. We will use information gathered from this survey to design and install your bespoke emergency lighting system, as required by law. If we’ve sparked your interest, please reach out to us at your earliest convenience. We’re easily contacted via mobile or email.

First and foremost, to keep your building safe and secure for everyone inside, make sure your emergency lights always work properly! If your emergency lights are showing signs of problems, and you don’t know about it, this could mean your home is unsafe and non-compliant with current building standards.

Emergency Lighting System Installation in Essex and Beyond

We’ve emphasised the importance of good installation of your emergency lighting above, but we also take much pride in solid maintenance and testing. Good maintenance of your emergency lighting system will ensure it remains in optimal condition for longer. This alleviates stress for the building owner, and helps ensure the comfort and safety of those who live within.

Following the installation of our compliant, functional, and dependable emergency lighting systems, we must emphasise that it is essential for you to arrange for regular testing and maintenance of the new fittings.

Monthly ‘flick’ testing is a non-negotiable requirement, involving the simple check that everything is running as it should be. Advisably, all testing should be carried out by a professional. We know when something’s wrong, and can address faults before they become a major problem.

Furthermore, three-hour engineer tests to be performed annually are another minimum requirement. You could test more frequently than this, if your operations are of the utmost importance. Together, we can devise a maintenance plan that complements the purpose and scale of your home.

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The preventative maintenance contracts of the emergency lighting systems that we provide are watertight. We can guarantee that, through these regular contracts, our team members will ensure your system is working exactly as it should. This could save you thousands in the long run on repairs and replacement of your emergency lighting systems. Any potential faults will be picked up before they have the chance to deteriorate.

For your convenience, all of our emergency lighting maintenance contracts include the following, listed below. These contracts can be tailored to your requirements, although we must stress that ‘flick’ testing and engineer tests are compulsory.

Full asset register list of fittings installed on site, with test tick sheet provided
Full asset register list of fittings installed on site, with test tick sheet provided
Monthly ‘flick’ testing carried out (on request)
Monthly ‘flick’ testing carried out (on request)
24-hour telephone technical support
24-hour telephone technical support
Written report and maintenance sheets completed with each visit
Written report and maintenance sheets completed with each visit
24-hour emergency callout
24-hour emergency callout

Would you like to find out more about our full breadth of expertise in emergency lighting maintenance, and how we can help you? If so, please do not hesitate to enquire to the Firstford Ltd team today.

Your questions answered

Following the installation of our compliant, functional, and dependable emergency lighting systems, we must emphasise that it is essential for you to arrange for regular testing and maintenance of the new fittings.

There are three main ways to tell if your emergency lighting is working or not: 1. A green indicator LED, installed on or beside each emergency light fitting, will be illuminated. This means that the emergency fitting is connected and its batteries are charging. 2. If the fitting is disconnected from mains the green LED indicator will switch off and the fixture will illuminate using its battery power. This is another sign of correct function. 3. Emergency lighting should be tested briefly every month and should undergo a full duration test (normally 3 hours) at least once every year. This should be carried out by a “Competent Person” (as defined in the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. If it does not pass the test it should either be repaired or the “Responsible Person” should be informed.

Generally, there are two types of emergency lighting: maintained and non- maintained. Maintained emergency lighting is always on, while non-maintained emergency lightning switches on only when there is a power outage.

There are certain premises where it’s legally required to install emergency lighting. This includes public places such as schools, hospitals, offices, and shops, and also covers places where people will be sleeping over such as hotels, nursing homes, and blocks of flats. Emergency lighting in these premises must meet strict British Safety standards and needs to provide a certain level of illumination, and have clearly marked signs showing people where to exit. Even if a new build doesn’t require emergency lighting by law, it’s still something you should consider installing, as it provides reassurance in an emergency situation.

This will depend on the type of emergency lighting setup you have. If your lights are part of the main lighting system then they will need to be turned off while the engineer carries out checks. However, our engineers are flexible and will always keep disruption to a minimum

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