The main reason for installing an emergency lighting system is to enable a building to meet fire safety legislation in a way that is visually acceptable and meets the user’s needs for ease of operation and maintenance.
At One Way Electrical we can assist your Company to comply with all the relevant legal requirements for emergency lighting. Our Services include Emergency lighting Design, Installation and commissioning of complete Emergency lighting systems, repairs to Emergency lighting systems and Emergency lighting maintenance contracts.
We can survey your existing system for compliance to the current BS 5266 regulations and provide a quotation for any upgrades or remedial works required to bring your Emergency lighting system up to date. On all new installations or additions to existing our proposals take into account the areas where escape lighting is required to fulfil the following functions:
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. Note: BS5266 will be revised during 2004 following the publication of EN50172.
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 have to 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
Any size of Emergency lighting installation can be undertaken by our teams of installers. All of our engineers are 17th Edition qualified electricians with knowledge and experience working in the lighting industry.
All types of lights supplied and installed:
One Way Electrical offer a service to carry out emergency lighting testing. 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 log books are used to record the testing dates, any repairs, alterations or additions to your Emergency Lighting system.
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: 2005 and current electrical regulations.