Project Skills Solutions offer electrical maintenance services to businesses across Essex, London and the UK. These electrical services can be provided under an electrical maintenance contract that is planned or reactive. Regular maintenance will reduce failures and keep your premises working efficiently and compliant. Our engineers can carry out EICR electrical testing on all the building fixed wiring and certificate and carryout all remedial works. This is fully supported by our help desk and emergency call outs.
Commercial Lighting Maintenance Services London & Southeast
- Reactive lighting maintenance
- Planned lamp and ballast changes
- LED retrofit of existing lighting, Upgrades and new installations
- Exterior lighting maintenance i.e. Car parks
- Emergency lighting Testing services, fire alarms and fixed wires (EICR)
- Periodic inspections and general electrical maintenance
Emergency Lighting Testing
We are fully trained and approved installers on Emergency Lighting, and are able to test and maintain current installations.
• Emergency Lights require a 3 hour test to be carried out annually.
• A monthly flick test is required to ensure batteries and light fittings are operational.
Emergency Lighting is essential in the event of a fire or power failure, and enables staff, visitors and customers to find emergency exits and escape routes, should the need arise.To test an emergency lighting system, a mains power failure on the normal lighting circuit / circuits or individual luminaries must be simulated. This will force the emergency lighting system to operate via the battery supply.
A simulated mains failure can be achieved by providing a switch to isolate all lighting circuits / individual circuits / individual luminaires.
If manual testing is utilised, the following points should be considered:
In a system with a single switch for the whole building or a large circuit, after simulating the mains failure it is necessary for the tester to walk the whole building or circuit, to check all emergency luminaire are operating correctly. After restoring the mains supply, the whole building or circuit must be walked again, to check that the emergency lights are recharging.
If the emergency luminaires are individually switched, only a single walk around the building will be needed. However, the test switches could spoil the decor of the building and they must be of a type that is tamper proof. After the tests, it is recommended that the performance of the system is logged in the fire safety logbook.
Types of Emergency Lighting
Maintained fitting – will operate as a normal light fitting and be controlled with all the other lights in the area, however when the power fails the maintained emergency fitting will continue to operate but, at a lower light level.
Non-maintained fitting – is normally switched off, with its batteries being continuously charged and a green LED showing fully charged. When the power fails then the fitting switches on using its battery supply. Non-maintained fittings are not part of the general lighting but are fittings such as emergency exit signs.
Combined emergency luminaire: a luminaire containing two or more lamps, at least one of which is energized from the emergency lighting supply and the other(s) from the normal lighting supply. A combined emergency luminaire can be either maintained or non-maintained.
Call us now to speak with one of our engineers about your electrical maintenance requirements, an engineer can come and survey your premises and offer you the best solution based on your project and budget. Our engineers will then get back to you with a free no-obligation quote.