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Emergency lighting installation

Protect your people, your business, and your premises in the event of a blackout with an AMP emergency lighting installation.

Commercial emergency lighting installations in Greater Manchester

Emergency lighting installations need to be in place at your work premises to provide a light source in the event of a brownout, blackout, or any other possible cause of an unexpected power failure.

AMP Manchester’s fully-accredited NICEIC electrical installers have the skill, qualifications, and decades of knowledge to design and install an emergency lighting system that will serve your building for years to come. To discover what an emergency lighting installation on your commercial property would entail, get in touch with the team who will be happy to provide you with a no-obligation quote.

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Can anyone install emergency lighting?

If you are considering installing an emergency lighting system yourself to try and save money then we strongly advise against this. Installing electrical systems is a highly dangerous job, but when it is an emergency backup system that is being installed then the stakes are raised even higher. Don’t put yourself in the position of it potentially failing at a critical time just to save money – please, let the experts install it for you.

We’ll take the time to fully understand what sort of design your building needs to have a highly effective emergency lighting system and explain our entire thought process to you. We’ll install it to meet strict British Safety Standards and fully test it with the minimum amount of disruption to the people in the building. We’ll even test it periodically to ensure that it is functioning properly.

Don’t gamble on the safety of your building and the lives of others – get in touch with AMP Manchester to install your emergency lighting system today.

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Where does emergency lighting need to be installed?

By law, emergency lighting installations need to be installed in public buildings and other commercial buildings. Examples include hotels, hospitals, museums, offices, shops, blocks of flats, and nursing homes. They should all have emergency lighting installations that provide light long enough for people to evacuate safely.

Inside commercial and public buildings:

  • Emergency lighting must be installed in all escape routes and all common areas.
  • Escape routes should be sufficiently bright enough to navigate people out of dangerous situations safely.
  • Any open area larger than 60 square metres needs to have emergency lighting installed. 
  • Emergency lighting should be fitted within 2 metres above all fire alarms and/or firefighting appliances. 
  • Buildings will need to be assessed for their emergency lighting requirements. They will need to provide illumination for a sufficient amount of time for the building’s occupants to evacuate.

  • If you are unsure of the emergency lighting requirements for your building then speak to one of our experts for advice – they’ll be happy to help!

    What are the legal requirements for emergency lighting?

    Article 14 (2) (h) of the RRFSO states:

    “Emergency routes and exits requiring illumination must be provided with emergency lighting of adequate intensity in the case of failure of their normal lighting”

    It goes on to state:

    “The legal requirement is that non-domestic buildings must be safe at all times, even if a mains power failure occurs. Therefore, nearly all such buildings must have emergency lighting fitted”.

    If you have a commercial building then, in the vast majority of cases, it is your legal responsibility to ensure that your building has adequate emergency lighting.

    We have been installing emergency lighting systems for all manner of businesses and public buildings in and around the Greater Manchester area for decades. We’ve built up a reputation for reliability, professionalism, and the cleanliness of our work. If your building needs emergency lighting installation then there’s only one company to trust: AMP Manchester.

    Do you need a certificate for emergency lighting?

    Once the emergency lighting system has been installed and inspected, a registered electrical professional must issue a certificate to say they are happy with what they have seen. The BS5266 Emergency Lighting code states that emergency lighting in a commercial building must be then tested and inspected on a regular basis by a registered electrical professional every calendar year in order for the certificate to be renewed.


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