Project Description

EMERGENCY LIGHTING

A broad range of solutions for emergency and exit lighting that meet regulatory and safety requirements.

SSL Electrical have a wide knowledge of emergency lighting systems that are applicable to Commercial, Domestic and Industrial projects. We are able to guide you on the type of system you require based on BS5266 or through working to a pre-designed and signed off project.

What is emergency lighting?

Emergency lighting is lighting for an emergency situation when the main power supply is cut and any normal illumination fails.  The loss of mains electricity could be the result of a fire or a power cut and the normal lighting supplies fail. This may lead to sudden darkness and a possible danger to the occupants, either through physical danger or panic.

Emergency lighting is normally required to operate fully automatically and give illumination of a sufficiently high level to enable all occupants to evacuate the premises safely. Most new buildings now have emergency lighting installed during construction; the design and type of equipment being specified by the architect in accordance with current Building Regulations and any local authority requirements.

The British Standard provides the emergency lighting designer with clear guidelines to work to. BS 5266-1: 2011 embraces residential hotels, clubs, hospitals, nursing homes, schools and colleges, licensed premises, offices, museums, shops, multi-storey dwellings, etc. Although this standard recommends the types and durations of emergency lighting systems relating to each category of premises, it should be remembered that the standards are the minimum safe standards for these types of building and that a higher standard may be required for a particular installation.

Types of emergency lighting

  • Emergency escape lighting – provides illumination for the safety of people leaving a location and is part of the fire safety provision of a building

  • Standby lighting– provided to enable normal activities to continue substantially unchanged and is a facility that may or may not be needed, depending on the use and occupancy of the premises

  • Escape route lighting – ensures the means of escape can be effectively identified and safely used by occupants of the building

  • Open area lighting – ensure there is sufficient illumination to allow the occupants of a building to reach a place where an escape route can be identified

  • High risk task area lighting – provides illumination for the safety of people involved in a potentially dangerous process or situation and to enable proper shut-down procedures for the safety of the operator and other occupants of the premises

CONSULTING

The first stage of installing emergency escape lighting is consultation and design. The designer, responsible person and fire risk assessor should meet and decide where the escape lighting is required and mark up a plan showing the areas to be covered, the type (power supply), mode of operation, facilities and duration.

OFFICE HOURS

Week Days 9:00 – 5:00

01793 957090

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OTHER SERVICES

Our services range from installation of a socket outlet within a domestic residence through to lighting and power installations within large manufacturing warehouses and retail businesses. Whatever your requirements we can support your needs.

Electrical Testing

Fast and competitively priced electrical testing service for domestic, commercial and industrial sectors.

Emergency Lighting

A broad range of solutions for emergency and exit lighting that meet regulatory and safety requirements.

Fire Alarms

Life-saving fire alarm systems that help protect your people, your building, and your business from disaster.

Cable Networking

Computer networks, alarms and sensors, fire systems and security. Whatever you need connecting we’ve got you covered.

Security & Access

Safeguard your investments with our security equipment – from door access systems to motion sensors and cameras.

EV Charging

Benefit from government grants of up to 75% off the cost of purchasing and installing charging points at home or work.

Design

Because getting a project right requires planning and detailed drawings we are your partners in designing and CAD drawings.

Project Management

A team of contractors, on-site management and office-based support staff ensure your project runs on budget and on time.

Commissioning Reports

After the installation and the testing are complete we will make sure you have the required documentation and certification.

QUALITY GUARANTEE

We are part of the National Inspection Council for Electrical Installations Contracting. As a part of their approved contractor scheme you are assured that we undertake design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of electrical installations to BS 7671.

We are also a member of the domestic installer covering Part P of the Building Regulations, establishing electrical installation safety standards for domestic properties.

This scheme is designed for contractors completing domestic installation work in accordance with the Building Regulations. The scheme covers low or extra low voltage work including design, installation and certification.

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OFFICE HOURS

9:00am – 5:00pm

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OFFICE HOURS

9:00am – 5:00pm