Thursday, September 21, 2023



Outline for Method Statement

1.0. Purpose 

The purpose of this method statement uploaded by HSE Documents “Installation of Emergency
Lighting System” is to highlight the technical guidelines, procedures, and steps for the
installation of an emergency lighting system by the relevant safety standards and
regulations of the state or country where your business is physically located. This Installation of
Emergency Lighting System is intended to provide illumination in case of a power outage,
blackout and or emergency situations within the specified area.

2.0. Scope

This method statement covers the installation of emergency lighting fixtures, control panels,
battery systems, and associated components in the designated areas as per the project plans and

3.0. Responsibilities

3.1. The project manager will oversee the entire installation process.
3.2. The electrical supervisor will be responsible for coordinating and supervising the
3.3. The electricians and technicians will carry out the installation work.
3.4. The safety officer will ensure that all safety measures are adhered to throughout the installation process.

4.0. Materials and Equipment

4.1. Emergency lighting fixtures
4.2. Control panels
4.3. Battery backup systems
4.4. Wiring and conduits
4.5. Mounting hardware
4.6. Hand tools (screwdrivers, pliers, wire strippers, etc.)
4.7. Power tools (drills, saws, etc.)
4.8. Ladders and scaffolding as required
4.9. Personal protective equipment (PPE)
4.10. Test equipment (Multimeters, test lamps, etc.)

5.0. Safety Precautions

5.1. All personnel must wear appropriate PPE, including safety helmets, gloves, safety glasses, and steel-toed boots.
5.2. Ensure that the work area is cordoned off and clearly marked.
5.3. Do not obstruct access or egress routes during installation.
5.4. Disconnect the main power supply before starting any electrical work.
5.5. Always follow the manufacturer's technical guidelines for handling and installing equipment accordingly.
5.6. Test all installed components thoroughly before completing the installation.

6.0. Installation Procedure

6.1. Site Preparation:
6.1.1. Conduct a site survey to determine the placement of emergency lighting fixtures as per the approved drawings.
6.1.2. Ensure the power supply to the area is isolated and secure.
6.2. Fixture Installation:
6.2.1. Mount emergency lighting fixtures at the predetermined locations using appropriate brackets or mounting hardware.
6.2.2. Ensure fixtures are level and securely attached to the ceiling or wall.
6.2.3. Connect the wiring to the fixtures, ensuring proper polarity and grounding.
6.3. Control Panel Installation:
6.3.1. Install the control panel in a secure and accessible location.
6.3.2. Connect the control panel to the main power supply and ensure it is properly grounded.
6.4. Battery Backup System Installation:
6.4.1. Install the battery backup system according to manufacturer instructions.
6.4.2. Connect the battery system to the control panel and emergency lighting fixtures.
6.5. Wiring and Testing
6.5.1. Run wiring and conduits as needed, ensuring proper routing and protection.
6.5.2. Perform a continuity check and ensure all connections are secure.
6.5.3. Test each emergency lighting fixture to confirm the functionality and duration of the battery
backup power.
6.6. Final Inspection and Documentation
6.6.1. Conduct a final inspection to verify that all components are installed correctly and meet safety standards.
6.6.2. Document the installation with photographs, wiring diagrams, and equipment manuals.
6.6.3. Submit the necessary compliance certificates and reports to the relevant authorities.
6.7. Completion and Handover
6.7.1. Once the installation is completed and inspected successfully, the emergency lighting system will be handed over to the client or facility manager.
6.7.2. Provide training to the client's personnel on the operation and maintenance of the system.
6.7.3. Maintain records of the installation for future reference and maintenance purposes.

7.0. References:

7.1.1. Refer to local building codes, regulations, and relevant standards (e.g., NFPA 101, IEC 60598) for additional guidelines and requirements during the installation process.

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