The Thamesgate Group provide a range of emergency lighting services for private and public sector organisations including emergency lighting installation, maintenance, periodic inspection and testing. Thamesgate electrical engineers are trained and certified to the latest emergency lighting standards and regulations.
Emergency lights are self-contained units, wired into the local mains power supply. When the mains power fails, their built-in (or separately installed and wired) battery back-up units provide sufficient power for their illumination. When the mains power returns or a local standby generator start-up, the batteries are recharged.
Emergency lighting is a legal requirement for all businesses and organisations as defined by the Fire Regulatory Reform Order 2005 and British Standards BS 5266 Part 1: 2005 (Code of practice for the emergency lighting of premises).
The Thamesgate Group provides a free site survey and compliance check of existing emergency lighting systems. From the survey, clients can be advised on remedial work required, including battery back-up replacement and ongoing maintenance. Alternatively Thamesgate can design and install a complete emergency lighting system, additional lighting or a test facility.
In addition to design, installation and maintenance, the Thamesgate emergency lighting service can also cater for periodic testing. Current regulations stipulate that each emergency light should be visually checked weekly for operation, with actual testing of the emergency lighting being carried out on a monthly basis. Once a year, your emergency lighting system should be tested for a 3-hour period, as the regulations state a system should operate for a 3-hour period to allow people to evacuate a building in the event of an emergency where the power has failed.
The annual test must be carried out by a trained and ‘competent person’, with a periodic inspection and test certificate issued if successful. The Thamesgate service includes an annual emergency lighting test contract, with or without monthly testing (should a site have competent staff available) and a once a year visit for an annual 3-hour test and system inspection. Regulations require an onsite Emergency Lighting Logbook which Thamesgate can provide and update after each emergency lighting system test.
For more information on our emergency lighting services please contact us.