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Emergency Lightening

BAFE SP203-4
Design, Installation, Commissioning and Maintenance of Emergency Lighting Systems



Emergency lighting is one of the most important systems to put in place 

TGM specialises in the design, installation and maintenance of all types of emergency lighting systems in London and surrounding areas, from simple self-contained units to large central battery systems. Our qualified and experienced design team are able to advise you on the types of systems available for you in accordance with current legislative and British Standard requirements.

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An emergency lighting system is required to operate in an emergency situation when the mains powered illumination fails through a fault or power failure. As the failure of the mains powered lighting system could be a result of a fire or a power cut the sudden darkness could lead to confusion and risk with the occupants of the building. 

Emergency lighting systems are designed, installed and maintained in compliance with the recommendations of British Standard 5266 Part 1 2016 and Part 8 2004 which clearly defines the types of premises that require such systems and the level of illumination required for a safe evacuation. 

If the emergency lighting system forms part of the fire safety arrangement within a building then it is subject to the requirements of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and the required risk assessment.

Regular maintenance will ensure you're protected.

It is vital that the emergency lights illuminate when the normal lighting system fails. 

TGM offers a variety of maintenance packages to suit your personal requirements in accordance with the recommendations of relevant British Standards.

The following brief summary of test sequences for self-contained emergency lighting systems is recommended. 

Daily: Visually check that all maintained lamps are operating and that all mains power indicators are illuminated.

Monthly: Complete the daily checks and test all emergency lights briefly to ensure they illuminate when mains power is removed. Upon restoring the mains power check that all mains healthy indicators are operating. Record the test results in the emergency lighting log book and ensure that all previously recorded and new faults are rectified.

Annually: Complete all monthly tests but ensure that the fittings are illuminated for their full duration.

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