Emergency Lighting Services & Installations

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One Way Electricals’ commercial electricians are qualified and experienced installers of emergency lighting, in Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Cheshire. All businesses require emergency lighting on some level and whether your company needs someone to design a system for a large office, or to install a new emergency exit light, there’s no job too small or large for our team.

Our emergency lighting services cover design, installation and maintenance, ensuring that businesses systems are meeting their needs and keeping everybody safe. Emergency lighting consists of various installations including light boxes illuminating emergency exits in a building, LED lighting that illuminates hazardous areas of a factory floor or even baton lights that light up a car parking facility after hours. Theses emergency lighting installations help companies to protect employees from injury, meet fire safety regulations and ease operations and maintenance activities.

At One Way Electrical is an emergency lighting company and we can assist in compliance with all the relevant legal requirements for your company in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. We can also provide emergency lighting in Cheshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Shropshire and the West Midlands.

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Our emergency lighting design services can be used by any business large or small and can span from one lighting installation for a single doorway, up to commissioning for an entire network across buildings. Whether your businesses is located in Derbyshire, Staffordshire or Cheshire, we are able to survey an existing system for compliance with current regulations and provide a quotation for upgrades or remedial works to bring the system up to date.

  • To indicate clearly and unambiguously the escape routes.
  • To provide illumination along such routes to allow safe movement towards and through the exits provided.
  • To ensure that fire alarm call points and firefighting equipment provided along escape routes can be readily located.
  • To permit operations concerned with safety measures.

Design Objective

BS 5266-1 recommends that discussions should be held prior to commencing the design, to establish the areas to be covered, the method of operation, the testing regime and the most suitable type of system. These discussions should include the owner or occupier of the premises, the system designer, the installer, the supplier of the equipment and the fire authority.

Other Requirements

In addition to fire safety legislation, some workplaces require a licence from the Local Authority, including theatres and cinemas, sport stadiums and premises for public entertainment, music, dancing, gambling and the sale of alcohol. Other premises must be registered with the Local Authority and be inspected by the Fire Authority, including nursing homes, children’s homes, residential care homes and independent schools.

Both licensed and registered premises must pass a fire inspection to confirm that they have systems complying with BS 5266-1 for the emergency lighting and BS 5839 for fire equipment. Records of a system are now essential to maintain the validity of approvals and licences.

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Emergency Lighting Installation

As emergency lighting installers, our team can undertake any size of install and have experience in inputting systems for a variety of industries. From offices in complexes to industrial plants spanning a few miles, our experienced workforce is all 18th edition qualified electricians.

All types of lights supplied and installed:

  • Non-Maintained
  • Maintained
  • Over door exit fittings
  • Standalone bulkheads
  • Integral fittings to match the normal lighting
  • Twin beam high output units
  • IP rated fittings for external use

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Emergency Lighting Maintenance

Emergency Lighting Testing


One Way Electrical offer a service to carry out emergency lighting testing in Derbyshire, Cheshire, Staffordshire and beyond. 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 a 3-hour period).

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. One Way Electrical 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.

Emergency Lighting repairs

An emergency light can fail to operate for many reasons, for example, a faulty lamp, a battery failure or a faulty emergency module ballast unit. Quite often, an emergency light can be repaired by changing the lamp or battery pack, however there may be times where a complete fitting needs to be replaced. All emergency lighting remedial work carried out will be in accordance with BS5266 Part 1: 2016 and current electrical regulations.

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Emergency Lighting Cheshire

Our team of experts can offer emergency lighting installations to a wide range of Cheshire based businesses from retail companies to industrial firms. Whether it’s external floodlighting installations or the regular EICR service that is required, our team NICEIC approved electrical contractors adhere to the highest quality standards in the industry.

Emergency Lighting Staffordshire

Our emergency lighting design, installation and maintenance teams are based right in the heart of Staffordshire and use our localised knowledge to provide a personal service to our customers in the area. Companies looking for an immediate repair or ongoing maintenance to their emergency lighting systems can rely on One Way Electrical.

Emergency Lighting Derbyshire

Bordering both Staffordshire and Cheshire, we offer our emergency lighting services to both urban and rural areas of Derbyshire. Companies in this region can benefit from our ongoing maintenance services as well as our installation of a wide variety of internal and external emergency lighting fittings, ensuring that their company is well lit and adheres to the safest possible practices.