All street lights, signs, beacons and bollards which are not on a Transport for London owned road (a red route such as A23, A22 or A232), are managed by private firm Skanska and are regularly checked to be working properly. They are also being fitted with an automatic monitoring system which reports any faults automatically.
Most faults will be repaired within two working days of being reported.
Types of fault and repairs
Urgent faults - repaired within an hour
These are faults that could cause a risk to life, damage to person/property, or which could cause significant financial loss to the council or disruption to its service.
If the repair cannot be completed within an hour the site will be made safe and work will be completed as soon as possible.
Serious faults - repaired within 24 hours
These are faults which could develop into an urgent fault as detailed above.
If repairs cannot be completed within 24 hours, the site will be made safe and work will be completed as soon as possible.
Routine faults - repaired with four working days
These are any faults that are not immediately likely to develop into one of the categories mentioned above, but may negatively impact on services. If repairs cannot be completed within two working days, the site will be made safe, and work will be completed as soon as possible.
We will attend to all emergencies within one hour of the fault being reported. For example:
- damaged lighting columns, signs and bollards
- electrical safety issues such as a lantern hanging by its wires
- network faults where an area has no street lighting.
Skanska (Borough Road Lights)
Croydon and Lewisham Street Lighting Depot
Unit 4 Bath House Road