Emergency Lighting Test Solihull

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We cover emergency lighting installation and testing in Solihull Coventry-Birmingham-Coleshill-Erdington-Shirley and the West Midlands. We also carry out all electrical fixed wire EICR testing.

Emergency Lighting Info

Emergency lighting is the ‘back-up’ lighting that kicks in when there’s a power cut to the mains supply which would otherwise plunge a building into darkness.

It has to be properly designed, installed, maintained and tested by qualified electricians in order to meet regulations.

At Able Electric Testing, our expert engineers take the worry out of the whole process for you by ensuring that your systems are up to date, up to standard, well maintained and above all, provide the required level of safety for your employees and customers in the event of an emergency.

Categories of Emergency Lighting 

You can be broken down into three different categories:

Emergency escape lighting: When people need to leave a building in an emergency and the power has gone out, such as in the event of fire, emergency lighting covers all escape routes. The aim is safely guiding people to their nearest exit via lit escape routes.

Emergency safety lighting: This applies when power has failed, but it’s not an emergency situation. Emergency safety lighting is enough for people to remain in areas of a building while power is restored, but it’s not enough to carry on working.

Standby lighting: This is back-up lighting that is activated during a power cut to a level that allows work to continue. This has to be 100% of the normal lighting.

Who needs emergency lighting?

For safety reasons most commercial properties, including workplaces, retail, leisure, and public buildings (and some domestic properties) need some form of emergency lighting and there are different requirements relating to different categories of building.

Risk assessments are usually necessary to determine what level of emergency lighting system is needed.

Rules and regulations regarding Emergency Lighting?

Rules and regulations around emergency lighting have toughened up in recent years and the legal obligations for installing adequate systems now carry the same importance as fire alarm systems.

Relative legislation includes the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety Order), the Health and Safety at Work Act, Building Regulations and the EU Workplace Directive.

Emergency lighting regulation is covered by a variety of British Standards at each stage of the process, including general advice about the provision of emergency lighting (BS 5266-1:2016), the specified illumination (BS EN 1838: 2013), minimum requirements for the provision and testing of emergency lighting for different premises and various product standards (BE EN 50172:2004/BS 5265:2004).

Emergency lighting testing

All emergency lighting needs to be regularly tested by qualified electricians in accordance with safety standards. This is to ensure it is working correctly, compatible with fire safety systems, and continues to meet regulations – for example, if you’ve redesigned or refurbished your premises, the chances are your emergency lighting systems will need to be altered accordingly.

Various tests are required daily, monthly, and annually, including checks of individual luminaires and exit signs and of central battery systems.

Get in touch now for more information on emergency lighting, or to request a quote for emergency lighting testing your business.


Emergency Lighting Testing Solihull

EICR Testing in Solihull Birmingham and West Midlands. Carried out by local NICEIC electricians.

The purpose of an EICR sometimes known as Electrical Periodic or Fixed Wire Testing is to see if the electrical systems and installations are safe and well maintained.  We will provide you, the owner, with a certificate of safety following the inspection. For any installations that are deemed unsatisfactory, a report will be issued detailing where the issues are, what the likely cause of the issue is, and how it can be fixed in order to pass the test fully. All issues will be graded in order of importance and severity.

A full EICR test will provide valuable insight into the functioning of the electrical infrastructure at your place of work or property. It will allow you to not only assess the condition that the electrical systems are in but also to evaluate how efficiently they are working. If available, details of how you could upgrade the systems that may have suffered from deterioration will be detailed for you and you will be advised how to proceed with replacing them. Improving the lighting and energy consumption for your premises can both save you money in the long run and also make your business more environmentally friendly.

Issues that can be revealed & then fixed with an EICR test.

  • An EICR test can reveal any issue with circuits or equipment that, might overload or overheat the system.
  •  Find areas of electric shock risks and fire hazards, analyse them, and put a safe solution in place.
  • Raise awareness of safety issues with bonding or earthing of electrical installations and equipment.
  • Identify any potential faulty electrical work, that could lead to any of the faults above or direct injury to your employees (If a business owner)

Finally, insurance companies are increasingly asking for Electrical Installation Conditioning reports being done to avoid, avoidable offences and accidents within the workplace.

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Older wiring often needs replacing, especially in older properties. Trust Able Electrical to keep you safe as we only use NICEIC electrical installation certificated electricians, Find the cost for a full rewire cost here.

Commercial EICR and Services

From offices, rental properties & industrial units. We've got you covered our fully NICEIC Qualified electricians are trusted by many companies. McDonald's Clue Escape Rooms. AXA Insurance.

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Your consumer unit is the hub of your home's electrical system. Check if yours needs replacing now by fully qualified NICEIC Electricians in Wolverhampton and the Midlands Area.

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We were one of the electricians in Wolverhampton to obtain OLEV registration meaning we can offer grants for car charger installations. All installations carried out by NICEIC Electricians.
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Domestic Electrical Installation Condition Report

From lighting to sockets, to outside electrical fixtures. For all your electrical needs at home. We are fully qualified NICEIC domestic electrical installation approved. All work guaranteed by NICEIC, contact us to get a electrical installation condition report certificate.

Electricians you can trust

We are a family-run firm with a long history of providing high quality, professional electrical repair services and installations across the Midlands.

What we offer

24 hour electrician

We offer all domestic and commercial electrical services from changing a plug, fitting new sockets, or replacing light fittings to full house rewires, EICR’s and commercial services including the following:

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Electrical safety is essential to protect those living or working in your home or commercial premises. Faulty wiring can result in electrocution or even death..

Full house electrical rewire cost

From flats, apartments, 1, 2, 3 or more bedroom homes, we can provide a full re-wiring service so that your home meets current standards. Why not get lighting upgrades.

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If you need us in a hurry, day or night, we are on call 24/7 to answer your electrical emergency Including emergency light testing. Call us when you need an emergency electrician.

Who we serve

Domestic & Commercial Clients

As one of the most respected electrician Birmingham, we have many happy customers, most of whom come from recommendations and word of mouth. We are proud to support homeowners and businesses throughout the West Midlands.