Emergency Lighting

It is a legal requirement to have emergency lighting in all occupied buildings. It is used to assist in the evacuation of a premises, in the event of a mains power failure, to enable a safe exit and ensure escape routes are lit to a minimum of one lux.


The Fire Precautions Regulations 1997 and BS5266 state that all building owners are responsible for testing emergency lighting systems regularly, ensuring these are maintained and functioning properly. Smith & Byford have a number of long term contracts with Local Authorities which include the testing and maintenance of Emergency lighting. For the majority of our clients, we provide annual inspection, testing and certification of emergency lighting.


All of our engineers are fully qualified to the 17th Edition and experienced in the testing of emergency lighting.