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Emergency Lighting Testing

Emergency lighting is critical to ensuring safety if your usual lighting system goes down for any reason. Whether it’s a local power cut or your lighting system has short-circuited, plunging any commercial premises into darkness can result in serious injuries.

Installing emergency lighting ensures your employees can react safely if your usual lighting experiences technical problems, but the key to any emergency lighting system is testing.

At Wells Electrical, we provide a regular testing service for businesses looking to fulfil their legal obligations and keep their emergency lighting in tip-top condition. Together with our NICEIC-approved contractors, you can have the peace of mind of knowing that the lights will always be switched on.

Our emergency lighting testing services

Wells Electrical has a long history of installing conventional and emergency lighting for businesses nationwide. For over 15 years, we have provided design, installation and maintenance services for businesses like the Bluecoat in Liverpool and SB Interiors Ltd.

Under UK law, emergency lighting must receive a full test once per year. Moreover, they must be flick-tested once per month.

Our team is ready and waiting to produce a proactive maintenance plan to ensure your emergency lighting is ready to go anytime.

Emergency lighting testing

Emergency light testing from our team examines the operational ins and outs of your business’s emergency lighting systems. Our testing process checks that your systems meet current UK safety standards and are primed for when they are needed.

As part of our testing, we:


·  Assess the condition of your emergency lights.

·  Replace/charge batteries as needed.

·  Record details in internal testing logbooks.

·  Identify and rectify issues.

·  Provide emergency lighting certificates.


These tests are comprehensive and conducted by experienced emergency lighting professionals. As always, you will have the opportunity to ask any questions during the testing process.

Emergency lighting servicing and maintenance

Here at Wells Electrical, we understand that you want peace of mind that your emergency lighting systems will work when you need them the most.

This is why our testing process highlights any issues whereby our engineers can perform proactive servicing and maintenance.

Embarking upon a regular servicing and maintenance regime guarantees operational effectiveness and saves you money and hassle in the long run.

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Why do you need to have your emergency lighting tested?

Emergency lighting testing is not a luxury but a legal requirement across the UK. According to the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, regular inspections and testing of all commercial emergency lighting systems must be carried out and led by a qualified party.

As a team of approved contractors, Wells Electrical is equipped to help you meet these legal requirements. We can also educate you on the specifics surrounding the legislation so that you know where you stand.

In short, regular testing is non-negotiable to achieve legal compliance.

Monthly emergency lighting tests

Under current legislation, monthly emergency lighting flick-testing is mandatory. These simple tests involve turning the lights on and off to check if they still work.

However, we recommend more comprehensive testing for preventative maintenance and to avoid costly repairs later at short notice.

Employees can also be trained to perform these simple tests and record the results in your logbook.

Annual emergency lighting tests

All emergency lighting systems require a thorough, in-depth test annually to ensure the safety of everybody in your building in the event of an emergency.

Let the experts handle this testing to confirm that if the worst should happen, you will have all the necessary lighting to help your team exit the building safely.

Unsure whether a professional emergency lighting test is right for you? Some of the reasons why you need testing include:


·  It’s the law.

·  Regular testing ensures a higher standard of workplace safety.

·  Early detection of potential issues.

·  Guarantee timely rectification of problems.

·  Avoid costly repairs in the long term.


We conduct tests over a period of three hours, as reflected in our annual reports. These tests don’t just check that your lights work but continue to produce acceptable lighting levels over a prolonged period.

If you need a team you can rely on to never cut corners as part of a comprehensive testing regime, look no further than Wells Electrical. To get your testing quote tailored to your business, pick up the phone or send us a message today.

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With a combined 65 years’ experience working nationwide, Wells Electrical Contractors are experts in electrical installation, maintenance and energy saving from conception to hand over in each project. Our engineers deliver the best electrical solutions to businesses in the UK and Ireland.

We understand that no two customers’ electrical needs are the same, and when it comes to making important decisions on upgrades, emergency repairs or installations, the more information you have the better. That’s why we offer a comprehensive range of solutions, as well as the knowledge to help customers make the right decisions.

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