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Emergency Lighting Systems

In the event of a fire or power outage, emergency lighting ensures that lighting is provided promptly, automatically and in the most appropriate locations, making sure people can evacuate your buildings quickly and safely.

What type of lighting?

It is a legal requirement that non-domestic buildings must be safe at all times, even if a mains power failure occurs. Emergency lighting is a vital safety precaution for people moving about and exiting your premises.

Most new buildings have emergency lighting installed during construction and Wessex frequently work with surveyors and architects at the planning stage to advise on and supply the appropriate system. For existing premises Wessex will carry out an initial consultation and design in collaboration with the responsible person and fire risk assessor. Together we will propose a plan detailing the areas to be covered, the type and power supply of the lighting, the mode of operation, facilities and duration.

Appropriate, effective, safe

Wessex can help any business navigate the huge range of choices to be made when designing the most appropriate emergency lighting system for your premises. We can then supply, install and provide maintenance for your system ongoing.

There is a huge range of Emergency Lighting options available including variations in power supply type (self-contained or central battery), operation mode (maintained or non-maintained) and duration. Location of the lighting is also vital with units and signs needing to be sited to clearly show the routes leading to the final exit of the business, taking into consideration changes in floor level and corridor intersections. Wessex can help you cut through all this complexity and create the most effective system to keep your employees, and customers, safe.

New build consultancy

Wessex provide advice and support on emergency lighting systems for new building construction, always in line with current Building Regulations and any local authority requirements.

Maintenance, servicing and testing

Keeping your emergency lighting system up-to-date and well tested is essential. Wessex offers full maintain and test packages as standard.

Central battery systems

Wessex offer sophisticated central battery system operated emergency lighting, which are simpler to test and maintain and maintains a much longer battery life (up to 25 years).

Self contained power supply

Single point powered emergency lighting is a great option to keep costs down without compromising on safety.


National Security Inspectorate (NSI)

Wessex Fire & Security have held NACOSS Gold security accreditation for security system installation and maintenance since 1991. All NSI Gold security companies meet the requirements of the police and operate an accredited ISO 9001 Quality Management System, audited annually.

British Security Industry Association (BSIA)

We are proud to have been members of the BSIA since 1991. BSIA is the trade association for the professional security industry in the UK. The BSIA hallmark is a symbol of quality and professionalism for security buyers and industry partners.

Electrical Contractors Association (ECA)

Since 1984 Wessex Fire & Security have been members of the ECA, whose membership base encompasses installers, manufacturers, distributors and end users across the electronics and electrical industry.

Fire Industry Association (FIA)

The FIA is a not-for-profit trade association with the aim of promoting the professional status of the UK fire safety industry. They also provide training on legislation and regulations across the industry. Wessex Fire & Safety have been members since 2001.

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