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    19 October 2023
    Can I Hire An Electrician To Install Emergency Lighting?

    In our Emergency Lighting installation guide, we briefly addressed a common query. While it's not mandatory to hire a professional installer, your system must comply with strict regulations. Failure to do so can lead to serious consequences, such as fines or even imprisonment...

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    20 July 2023
    Your School's Duty Of Care, Emergency Lighting And Hours of Darkness

    The Hours of Darkness myth is a dangerous one. The truth is that 99.9% of schools require emergency lighting to fulfil their duty of care. If you don't think yours is one of them, you need to read this post!

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    2 March 2023
    Hands Up! Who Wants Easy School Building Maintenance?

    School holidays are the perfect time for building works, maintenance and repairs.
    But does this headache sound familiar? Multiple suppliers, Different lead times, Several points of contact
    Ugh! A project management nightmare no one should have to suffer!!!
    Find out how a One Stop Shop will solve your problems...

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    25 August 2022
    Emergency Lighting for a Chelmsford School

    The site manager of a primary school in Chelmsford, Essex contacted us. He wanted some help with their emergency lighting.

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    3 February 2022
    Who NOT To Hire For Your Emergency Lights Installation!

    Emergency Lights are a vital component of your commercial Fire Safety System and, without proper installation and maintenance,you could be jailed or fined.
    It's that simple.This means it is absolutely vital to choose the right person for the job.
    Did you know that, if a fireman enjoys DIY and decides to pursue the commercial installation of Emergency Lights, there's no formal qualification requirement to stop him from doing so.
    The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 states only that the individual must be 'competent'... but there's no law to define what competent is!
    However, there are specific British Standards that need to be adhered to. If you hire a fireman to install your Emergency Lights and he doesn't conform to these standards, would you be able to identify his critical errors?
    This Essex School certainly weren't able to...

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    24 January 2022
    When Firemen & Electricians Get Emergency Lighting Regulations Wrong!

    It's so easy for the Responsible Person to be tempted by the less expensive quote. But buying cheap may not get the compliance you crave... And you could end up buying twice!
    It's a false economy and the perfect way to fall foul of emergency lighting regulations and the Fire Safety Inspector!

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    17 January 2022
    Rule Of Thumb Emergency Lighting Test

    The test I'm about to describe is not sufficient to replace your Fire Risk Assessment!

    With that out of the way, on to the rule of thumb for testing if your emergency lighting is adequate...

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    11 November 2021
    Wethersfield C of E Primary School: Fire Extinguishers, Lights & Alarms Testimonial

    We love receiving testimonials and feedback from our customers, especially when they're as glowing as this one from Wethersfield C of E Primary School, near Braintree, Essex.

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    23 September 2021
    Emergency Lighting For Offices - A Simple Guide!

    "Do I need Emergency Lighting in my workplace?"
    Here's a really quick answer to why... and how to get what you need at the right price!

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