PAT Testing, Electrical & Fire Alarm Testing

Electrical contractors Fluorescent Lighting Services (FLS) provide a selection of electrical testing services including Emergency Lighting and Electrical Installation Testing, Portable Appliance Testing and testing of other electrical equipment.

Emergency Lighting Testing

Whether you require an annual periodic inspection and test of your emergency lighting system or a long term monthly testing contract, Fluorescent Lighting Services Limited (FLS) can provide a service to suit your needs.

FLS specialise in the installation of emergency lighting as well as the maintenance and periodic inspection and testing of existing emergency lighting installations. Our electrical engineers are fully versed in all current regulations regarding emergency lighting.

Current regulations stipulate that each emergency light should be visually checked weekly for operation, with actual testing of the emergency lighting being carried out on a monthly basis. Once a year, your emergency lighting system should be tested for a 3-hour period, as the regulations state a system should operate for a 3-hour period to allow people to evacuate a building in the event of an emergency where the power has failed.

Emergency lighting is a legal requirement for all businesses and organisations as defined by the Fire Regulatory Reform Order 2005 and British Standards BS 5266 Part 1: 2005 (Code of practice for the emergency lighting of premises).

This annual test should be carried out by a ‘competent person’ and a periodic inspection and test certificate issued.

Our services include an annual emergency lighting testing contract whereby we carry out all monthly testing on your behalf. Should you prefer to carry out the monthly testing in-house, an annual visit can be scheduled to allow us to carry out the 3-hour test.

As per the legal requirements, FLS will also provide your company with an Emergency Lighting Logbook which should be updated after each emergency lighting test. A quotation for any remedial work required will also be provided following an emergency lighting test.

Electrical Installation Testing

Now known as Electrical Condition Reporting, mains electrical testing, or fixed wire testing, is an important requirement to check the condition of your mains electrical installation.

The Electricity at Work Regulations (1989) state that precautions must be taken against the risk of death or personal injury from electricity during work activities. All electrical systems should be maintained and periodically tested to prevent danger such as fire and electric shock.

Electrical testing of your electrical installation can be called many things, for example an electrical inspection, electrical testing, fixed wire testing, periodic inspection and test, landlords certificate, electrical testing & inspection NICEIC report, five yearly electrical report, electrical wiring report or periodic inspection & test report.

At FLS our electrical engineers are fully trained to carry out electrical testing at your premises. We arrange to carry out your electrical testing at times to suit you and cause minimal disruption. If required we can carry out your electrical testing outside of normal working hours.

Records of maintenance, including results of periodic inspection and testing should be kept through the working life of an electrical installation. These records enable the condition of an electrical installation to be monitored to ensure that it is safe and fully compliant with the current edition of BS 7671 (The IEE Wiring Regulations) which establishes the required standards for electrical installations. The law states that without these records an employer cannot be sure that the requirements have been met. These records provide proof of compliance and may be requested in the case of an accident or fire at your premises.

The frequency of electrical testing can vary from one year to 10 years depending on the type of premises, for example a domestic property requires electrical testing every 10 years or at change of tenancy, while industrial premises require electrical testing at three yearly intervals. Please contact us for a more detailed discussion of the frequencies of electrical testing.

We offer a service whereby you can have a percentage of testing done on an annual basis, to spread the cost over a number of years and still meet your legal requirements. Please contact us for further information and a free no obligation quotation.

Portable Appliance Testing

It is an employer's legal duty to ensure all electrical appliances in the workplace are checked for electrical safety. Portable Appliance Testing or PAT testing as it is more commonly known is a service Fluorescent Lighting Services offer to help our customers meet their obligations under the Electricity at Work Act (1989).

PAT testing is carried out on a periodic basis to all portable and fixed appliances in the workplace, i.e. anything that has to be plugged into the mains or wired into a fused spur unit. All electrical appliances are labelled with a test and retest date and a certificate of compliance is provided on completion of your PAT testing.

A separate report is provided for any items that fail the testing and a report is provided detailing all appliances tested. This report is supplied in paper or electronic format.

Our PAT testing division has been established for over 15 years and all of our PAT testing engineers are fully qualified to carry out your electrical testing to the highest standards. Please contact us for further information and a free no obligation quote.

Fire Alarm/Fire Fighting Equipment Testing

Fire Alarm Testing

All fire alarm systems should be checked by a ‘competent person’ every six months. In addition there should be a daily inspection of the fire alarm panel and a weekly test carried out by an appointed person on a manual call point (MCP). A different MCP should be tested each week. In addition to this, each zone should be tested at least quarterly. A logbook should be stored on site and updated at every test. A certificate is issued after every six monthly inspection.

We can arrange a service contract whereby your system is checked on a six monthly basis or, if required, on a weekly basis. We are able to tailor-make a solution suited to your needs.

Smoke Alarms

We also offer an installation, maintenance and testing service for smoke alarms. We provide a logbook to record testing and maintenance on your installation and are also able to offer a repair and remedial service for fire alarm systems.

Fire Fighting Equipment

FLS are specialists in supplying, installing and maintaining fire extinguishers; this is a specialist service which is competitively priced to allow you to fulfill your Health & Safety obligations.

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