What Is Emergency Testing

Emergency lighting is lighting for an emergency where the main power supply is cut and normal functional lighting fails. An emergency lighting test is essential for the safety of the occupants to meet the legal requirement for testing your emergency lights and stay compliant.

Here at IPF electrical we have vast knowledge and experience in testing and maintaining emergency lighting systems.

Carrying Out An Emergency Lighting Test

In addition to monthly tests which are also known as flick tests, there is also a need to make sure that they are tested on a yearly basis. This is known as a full duration test. These involve making sure that the inner workings of the light are performing correctly, as well as ensuring they are connected if the mains supply was to fail.

At IPF Electrical we have a number of years experience in carrying out monthly and yearly tests, we are fully certified and approved to sign off such work. The need for this regular testing is paramount to be compliant with safety regulations.

Are There Legal Obligations?

Yes, emergency lighting is a legal obligation under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) order 2005. It is required that all commercial and business spaces have adequate safety lighting incase of emergency. This is why at IPF Electrical we are very rigorous with our testing to ensure the integrity of your emergency lighting. We are also able to carry out remedial work as and when required to ensure this is always the case.

What to do if You Need Emergency Lighting Tests

If you you feel your business or commercial unit is due to a test, or you would like some more information how we could help then please do contact us. The team at IPF Electrical are vastly experienced in emergency lighting testing, so are always on hand to lend their expert knowledge and thoughts on how we could best support you moving forward. As with all our services, we offer a transparent and honest way of working. This is done through fixed costs to ensure costs remain the same.

Other services

The services in which IPF Electrical offer are all focused around ensuring that your commercial space, business or home are safe. Our experienced engineers are all accredited to the highest levels of industry standards to ensure we can deliver the maximum levels of customer service.

An electrical installation condition report (EICR) is an electrical inspection and a fixed wire test assess the condition and compliance of your existing wiring within your premises. An EICR is the best way to check for any issues which may be happening behind the scenes and rectify them before they cause any problems in the future. At IPF electrical our engineers have vast up to date knowledge of current wiring regulations, to ensure your electrical safety, compliance, and peace of mind.

PAT Testing or portable appliance testing is the process of testing electrical appliances which are used within the work space or commercial buildings. Having a PAT Test carried out is with a view to limiting any accidents that may occur. The team at IPF Electrical are vastly experienced in the area of PAT testing, with a lot of repeat clients who exclusively use our services.

Thermal Imaging is a great way to get a better understanding of what is going on behind the systems in which we are working. Using specific equipment we can test any ‘overheating’ which can decrease the risk of failure or fire. The team at IPF Electrical use this service on a regular basis in order to help us form a better understanding of the systems.

Emergency Lighting Test is used in a variety of business and commercial settings. Ensuring that it is working correctly enables you to be compliant with specific regulations. At IPF Electrical we are experienced and approved to carry out these tests, as well as make any changes and repairs as required to ensure you stay compliant.

The consumer unit within your home can also be known as a fuse box. A consumer unit is used to distribute the power throughout your property. Ensuring its overall working as well as integrity is important to your home as it also acts like a safety device if there is to be a power surge. At IPF Electrical we have worked with a number of units, and providing upgrades is a great way to ensure it’s safe working.

Remedial works are closely linked to a Fixed Wire Test as they are focused around the issues found on the EICR. Our expertly trained team are able to take your assessment and make any adjustments or repairs to ensure full electrical compliance.