British Standard Emergency Lighting Installation in North London

What is Emergency Lighting?

Emergency lighting is an important part of fire safety, and having adequate arrangements makes up part of the Fire Safety Order. In case of an emergency, such as a fire or a power outage, emergency lighting is there to help those in the building to evacuate safely, and to minimise panic that can occur from being in the dark in such situations.

For effective, affordable emergency lighting in North London that surpasses the British Standard and industry regulations, get in touch with the team at ESP today. Whether you need emergency lighting in Camden, Finchley, Angel, or the surrounding area, we can help. 

Emergency Lighting Regulations

According to UK emergency lighting regulations outlined by the British Standard, building owners should have:

  • Emergency Lighting for Exit signs
  • Emergency Lighting in Stairwells
  • Emergency Lighting in Open spaces 

The intensity of emergency lighting is measured by lux. Each area will require a bespoke emergency lighting installation, which can be determined by a risk assessment carried out by a professional.

These emergency lighting standards and regulations are to be treated as minimum requirements, as certain buildings may require higher standards of equipment.

Who is Responsible For Maintaining Emergency Lighting?

It is up to whoever has significant control or ownership of the building to ensure that the design, installation and maintenance meets the appropriate regulatory requirements. With ESP, we take everything for you, and offer ongoing support to ensure your building is not only compliant, but is safe, too.

For businesses in Camden, Finchley, Barnet, Golders Green, Angel, and the surrounding area that need emergency lighting installation services, then the qualified, experienced team of health and safety professionals at ESP can help. 

We’ve helped hundreds of businesses in North London not only meet but surpass the British Standard when it comes to emergency lighting. Get in touch today to safeguard your business, assets, and employees.

Types of Emergency Lighting

Emergency lighting types can be categorised into the following:

  • Maintained – these kinds of emergency lighting are operating at all times. Ideal for: office spaces or anywhere that high levels of light are normally requires.
  • Non-Maintained – non-maintained emergency lighting only operates when the main power output fails. These are ideal for areas such as toilets or stairwells which require the lights to turn on when someone is using them.

Why Choose ESP for your Emergency Lighting Installation in North London?

Emergency lighting types can be categorised into the following:

  • Local Experts – our qualified professionals provide emergency lighting installation in London and the surrounding areas, including Barnet, Finchley, Angel, Enfield, and Harrow, to name just a few.
  • Compliant – our emergency lighting products meet all British Standards and European commercial fire safety regulations to keep your business protected, legally and safety-wise.
  • Comprehensive – as well as emergency lighting installation, we also offer support and maintenance on our products to ensure they are working optimally.

Emegency Lighting Testing

Don’t leave it until an emergency occurs – ensure that your building has had regular lighting maintenance with ESP. We keep your business compliant with regulations and laws so your occupants are safe.

Ensuring that they are all running smoothly with regular testing could make all the difference in an emergency, and we can handle everything for you. 

Laws and Regulations

The Fire Order requires your premises to have the appropriate emergency lighting arrangements in the interest of fire safety. 

British standards on emergency lighting regulations recommend that: 

  • Monthly tests should carried out on all emergency lighting 
  • Annual tests should focus on testing the lighting for the full duration, typically three hours. Annual tests should be documented and logged to not function status and any failures. 

How to Test Emergency Lighting

Monthly Testing

This will require you to turn off the mains power supply to the emergency lighting. You’ll need to visually assess each of your emergency lighting units to check if they are working. Be sure to record these in a logbook and should you come across to any failures, ensure they are repaired as soon as possible.  


 Yearly Testing
This will also involve turning off the mains power supply to the units you’re testing. You will then have to leave the emergency lighting on for three hours, and they should be in full working order even after this time has passed. Again, make a note of their status and failures, and get them replaced immediately if required. 
At ESP Fire Alarms we provide emergency lighting installation and maintenance across London, in areas including Croydon, Enfield, Harrow, Barnet and more. Our servicing meets British Standard fire safety laws and emergency lighting regulations to keep your business protected at all angles. Our qualified engineers and electricians know what it takes to keep your fire appliances in great condition, so you can relax and leave everything to us. Get in touch today for a free quote and survey. Ensure your emergency lighting is maintained according to regulations and to protect those on your premises 

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