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Emergency lighting testing in Edinburgh

Here at P Blackhall Ltd, we are proud to offer a range of safety testing, including Emergency Lighting Testing.

In buildings with emergency lighting systems, thorough and regular testing is very important. Emergency Lighting Testing ensures the safety and compliance of emergency lighting systems.

The importance of emergency lighting testing in Edinburgh

Depending on the system that has been installed, it may not always be obvious that a fault has developed until it is too late. Faulty emergency lighting may be putting occupants of the building at risk.

Our Emergency Lighting Testing service will ensure that your system is in good working order. If we identify any issues around the functionality of your emergency lighting system then we can resolve these for you. Emergency Lighting Testing gives assurance to building owners and occupiers that, in the event of an electrical power outage, a route to the nearest exit is still visible.

Emergency lighting testing FAQs

Emergency lighting is an automatic back-up for standard lighting. It is typically found in large commercial or residential buildings with multiple occupants.

Emergency lighting provides an illuminated exit route so that everyone inside a building can get out safely, if there is a power outage. Emergency lighting is typically located in communal spaces and areas that provide access and exit, such as stairways and corridors. Most emergency systems are powered by a rechargeable battery that charges from either the mains power or another power source. The emergency lights may be on constantly or are triggered by an interruption in the mains power supply, as a result of a power outage.

Emergency lighting is a legal requirement in shared residential buildings, any commercial premises with multiple occupants or buildings used by the public. This includes offices, retail units, hospitals, educational establishments and public buildings.

The purpose of Emergency Lighting Testing is to ensure that exit and entry routes stay illuminated for a certain amount of time, during a powercut.

Emergency Lighting Testing is important because it could make a difference to people getting out of a building safely. A test checks that your system is working by simulating a mains power cut.

Emergency Lighting Testing requirements specify the lighting system is on for a minimum duration of one hour. The annual test will check that the lighting system turns on and stays on for at least 60 minutes. The battery drain-down time should be at least three hours.

Our qualified electrician can usually fix any issues during the service, without needing to arrange a return visit. They will record everything in your log book and provide the required legal documentation.

In commercial or residential buildings with emergency lighting, it should be ‘flick-tested’ every month. It is also important to check that the exit route is still in working order and clearly marked with EXIT stickers or signs.

UK fire legislation stipulates that full Emergency Lighting Testing is a requirement and should be carried out by a qualified electrician at least once a year.

Why choose us for emergency lighting testing in Edinburgh?

Our qualified electricians have been providing electrical services throughout Edinburgh since 1913. Our team is dedicated to offering high-quality yet affordable electrical services for both domestic and commercial customers.

With our Emergency Lighting Testing and inspection service, we give peace of mind that your property or premises complies with all safety regulations. We can also provide advice and guidance on improving your emergency lighting system, such as using long-lasting LED bulbs.

Call us today on 0131 444 2200 to find out about Emergency Lighting Testing requirements and our Emergency Lighting cost in Edinburgh..

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