Commercial Emergency Lighting

When the lights go out, what will guide you to safety?

Emergency lights! As your trusted fire, security and electrical team, we’re here to keep you and your people safe and above board with reliable emergency lighting installations, repairs and servicing.

If you’re ready to give us a call and get the ball rolling, hit the button below. Otherwise, keep scrolling to learn about emergency lights and why they’re such an important component of your premises’ health and safety infrastructure.

Lighting Your Way to Safety & Compliance

So, you need a hand with your emergency lights? Whichever one of the below questions you need answering, you’ve found your reliable and trusted electrical providers to help you achieve safety and compliance in your building…

You've moved in to a new premises which needs emergency lights fitted or added

You're in the process of building a new commercial or domestic dwelling and need a hand getting the necessary lighting in place

You're planning an extension and need more emergency lights fitted to your premises

You've had a Fire Risk Assessment which has told you that there's not enough emergency lighting in place and/or there is no evidence of annual testing

You've got a maintenance agreement in place for the annual servicing of your emergency lights, but you're at renewal and want to consider switching to a 5-star, one-stop-shop fire, security & electrical provider

Amazing company, always go that extra mile to help. Paul is always there when I need advice or a solution to a problem. We have been using WFP for a few years now. They look after our fire alarm panel, emergency lighting, fire extinguishers and intruder alarm. Thank you so much.

- Damian Spencer, Site Manager at Baddow Hall Infant & Junior School

How To Stay Safe & Legally Compliant With Emergency Lights in 3 Easy Steps:

Emergency lights are your saving grace when main power supply fails and normal lights stop working. Sometimes it’s because of a simply power cut and sometimes it’s because there’s a life-threatening emergency, like a fire. In those moments, you and everyone in your building needs to be able to see their way to safety. That’s why emergency lights are so crucial! Here’s how to stay safe and legally compliant:

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Get Emergency Lighting Installed: Trust experts (i.e. us!) to design, install and commission your emergency lights. Not sure if you need emergency lights? Refer to your Fire Risk Assessment.

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Keep Up With Annual Services: Annual testing (also referred to as servicing or maintenance) is required by a competent specialist to make sure your lights last for 3 hours in the event of an emergency.

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Carry Out Monthly Flick Tests: Between service visits, you/your Responsible Person should also check the emergency lights turn on by temporarily switching off the mains power supply to the lighting unit.

Emergency Lighting Explained:

Emergency lights are your back-up source of light, there to guide you to exits so you can safely evacuate and aren’t plunged into darkness. 

It’s a requirement in all non-domestic premises to provide adequate lighting for an illuminated route of escape, but a Fire Risk Assessment of your building (we can do this for you!) will be able to tell you if it’s needed or not by looking at, for example, the footfall of your building and whether it’s occupied at night.

Then it’s a case of surveying your building and going through the design stage. Once you’ve got your emergency lights installed, it’s important to keep up with regular maintenance (typically annually) and to keep on top of any repairs if you find it stops working when you carry out your monthly flick test. 

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Your emergency lights need to last for 3 hours (unlike most places in Europe which only requires 1 hour) to satisfy British Standards.

We Repair, Install & Service Emergency Lights For:

At WFP, we understand that no two buildings are the same. Our customer base is pretty diverse and above are some of the biggest commercial sectors we cater to. Here’s a look at the kinds of premises we look after…

Offices

Dental Practices

Schools

Factories

Retail Stores

And many more!

Emergency Lighting Is A Legal Responsibility:

As an employer and commercial building manager, you’re legally required to comply with a number of regulations designed to protect your building occupants, including employees to visitors and customers, against health and safety risks.

Below are the laws and regulations you ought to be aware of relating to emergency lights. In addition to these, the British Standards BS 5266-1 is the umbrella standard which outlines the code of practice for emergency lights (but don’t worry about that too much, that’s for us to know as the experts on how best to design, install and maintain your lights).

Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005

This legislation specifies what you need to do as the ‘Responsible Person’ to reduce the risk of fire and ensure that people are able to safely escape if there is a fire.

Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare) Regulations 1992

This talks about the importance of maintaining systems and equipment, stating they must be “in efficient working order and in good repair”.

Health & Safety at Work Act 1974

This law outlines the responsibilities of employers “to ensure health, safety and welfare of all persons at work”, including providing emergency lighting.

Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999

This talks about how employers should manage posed safety risks, with emergency lighting stated as a guided route to safety.

Pair Your Emergency Lighting Servicing With a Complete Maintenance Package:

It’s not every day you come across a one-stop-shop like us for all things fire, security and electrical. If you’ve got emergency lights in your building, it’s likely you’ll have a fire alarm, fire extinguishers, fire doors, an intruder alarm, and perhaps a plethora of fire safety/security/electrical equipment which need periodical servicing. Why not consolidate with us and make your life 100 times easier?

Each of the below packages represents a level of support. It’s simple: the higher the level of protection you choose, the more you’ll get for your money. Our maintenance experts can help you choose what’s best for your building’s needs:

Basic

  • Statutory maintenance
  • Fire & security log book
  • Unlimited 24/7 phone support

Basic +

  • Statutory maintenance
  • Fire & security log book
  • Unlimited 24/7 phone support
  • 15-minute training session
  • Free labour for call-outs (during working hours)
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Premium

  • Statutory maintenance
  • Fire & security log book
  • Unlimited 24/7 phone support
  • 15-minute training session
  • Free labour for call-outs (during working hours)
  • Free parts for call-outs (excluding consumables)

Premium +

  • Statutory maintenance
  • Fire & security log book
  • Unlimited 24/7 phone support
  • 15-minute training session
  • Free labour for call-outs (during working hours)
  • Free parts for call-outs included (including consumables)
  • Free labour for out-of-hours call-outs

You're in Safe Hands!

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We’re approved by the National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting (NICEIC). That means you’re covered by the NICEIC Platinum Promise.

We’re also BAFE and SSAIB accredited so we’re fully fledged specialists at your service!

That means we’re certified by reputable third party bodies, so you can trust you’re in the trusted hands of experts who know what they’re doing.

We are also approved EV charging OZEV installers with approvals from a number of electric charge point manufacturers, such as EV Box and myenergi (Zappi).

The All-in-One Safety Solution For Your Building:

Bring all your fire, security, CCTV and electrical needs under one roof with our comprehensive and tailored ‘All-in-One’ service. 

It’s smart and it’s simple! Here’s how you and your business will benefit:

Less Confusion

One number to call and one trusted team, whatever the problem

Time & Energy-Efficient

Get everything sorted together in one swift visit

Less Hassle

Cut out paperwork with just one contract and renewal for everything

Full Protection

Always stay safe and legally compliant too with everything fully covered

Best Value for Money

Monthly payment options and built-in discounts

Free 24/7 Support

Expert advice on the end of the phone, whenever you need it from our excellent Service and Technical teams

If you’d like to simplify your systems and reap the benefits, we should talk. Click the button below to send an enquiry and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible!

Areas We Cover:

We serve businesses and commercial buildings within Essex, London and the Home Counties, across East Anglia and the South East of England.

Based in Stock in Essex, we’re perfectly poised to help customers in a wide area, from Suffolk and Norfolk to Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and even Central London. 

If you’re a little further afield, try us anyway! You never know where we might go, so get in touch and find out if there’s a chance we could cover your location too. 

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