Emergency Lighting

Emergency lighting, testing and inspection

Emergency lighting is part of the required fire safety provision within every commercial building.

If mains power failure occurs, emergency lights operate automatically and give illumination of a sufficiently high level to enable all occupants to evacuate a premises safely. Most new buildings now have emergency lighting installed during construction. 

Emergency lighting comprises: 

  • Emergency escape lighting so that in the event of the loss of natural or artificial light, the emergency lighting automatically switches on to provide enough light to allow people to safely evacuate the building
  • Escape route lighting to ensure that the means of escape can be identified and used safely 
  • Open area lighting to minimise panic and allow occupants to see where the escape route is
  • High risk task area lighting to enable safe shutdown procedures to be followed

Government guidelines state that all emergency lighting systems should be regularly tested and properly maintained to the appropriate standard.

Our qualified technicians operate nationwide and carry out the mandatory regular inspection and testing of all emergency lighting systems to ensure compliance with the British Standard BS 5266-1: 2011 (Code of practice for the emergency lighting of premises), the Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations 1997 and The Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations 1996.