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Emergency Lighting Maintenance

Having reliable Emergency Lighting can give you, your staff and your visitors' peace of mind should you ever find yourself relying on them in the event of an incident. It’s important to tick the correct legal boxes, but also to put safety and security first for your business with the correct certification.

We provide Emergency Lighting Maintenance on a schedule to suit your business, including monthly and yearly testing. We will assess the locations of your lighting to ensure they’re in the best possible position in the event of an incident, as well as checking it is in full working order. We also test all the essential components such as switches, batteries, luminaries and control equipment.

Our rapid response, scheduled testing and minimum disruption are sure to leave you safe and compliant, with as little hassle as possible. We'll also provide you with your Emergency Lighting Certificate as proof of your maintenance tests. All our engineers are also fully trained fixed wire engineers too and can offer a remedial quote for any wire fixes whilst they’re at your premises; should you need it.

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  • Nationwide Coverage
    The best expert service for your business, right across the UK
  • 1-3 Hour Run Down Test
    The test is carried out under the British Standards: BS 5266
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  • Trusted and Experienced
    We’re trusted with over 10,000 current contracts
  • Fully Accredited
    BAFE, NICEIC and UKAS accredited working to British Standards (BS 7671)

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What can you expect from our Emergency Lighting Service?

When is Emergency Lighting needed?

Emergency Lighting is there in the event of a power outage. In the case of an outage, the emergency lighting would highlight the direction of a fire exit.

How long is the test?

A fire risk assessment would determine the duration of the test needed for your building.

What does the test involve?

For an Emergency Lighting to pass, the lighting should still be working after the 1-3 hour test has been completed.

Emergency lighting maintenance testing is the full, systematic testing of the lighting in your workplace which is designed to lead your employees and visitors to safety in the event of an emergency. Because of this, some premises require a longer test than others.

The battery test should be determined by the fire risk assessment for your building. This takes into factors such as evacuation procedures and what the building is used for.

Typical premises that would require a 1-hour duration are:

  • Warehouses
  • Colleges
  • Offices


 Typical premises that would require a 3-hour duration are:

  • Hospitals
  • Care Homes
  • Schools
  • Cinemas

What can you expect from Direct365?

We carry our tests in compliance with the British Standards code 5266, this is to ensure the lighting is working efficiently. To do this, we test all components of your emergency lighting system, including:

  • Key switches
  • Batteries
  • Luminaries
  • Control System


*Please note that we will be required to turn off electricity throughout the testing process for approx. 1-3 hours, however, we can provide out of hours testing at an extra cost. Call us today to find out more information.