Emergency Lighting

Supplies and preventative maintenance (testing to you and me) of your Emergency Lighting.

Your emergency lighting could be crucial to the safe evacuation of your staff in the event of a power cut during a fire which causes the interruption of power to the building.

As well as the more frequent tests that you the user / responsible person for the building should carry out and document, you should also have your Emergency Lighting tested annually to BS EN 50172:2004 / BS 5266-8:2004

There’s a really easy way to check if your emergency lighting is being checked correctly by your current preferred testing company – have a quick look at the nearest emergency light fitting. If you have the ‘box’ type in place, which looks like a rectangular boxed fitting mounted on the wall in corridors and also more frequently above doorways, can you see any vinyl overlays on the box (like a green running man, perhaps with an arrow)? If you can, there’s every chance your emergency lighting is not being checked correctly.

The sole purpose of this type of emergency light fitting is to supply emergency light in the event of a power failure and any overlays on this light will obstruct and reduce the light emitted by that fitting in contravention of current regulations.

Emergency lighting has to be installed to strict levels of compliance, one of which being ‘evidence of compliance with light levels’ that the lights produce.

We can help with your annual emergency light testing by implementing an attendance schedule to test your equipment correctly and ensure your premises remains compliant.

Any testing carried out, either by you or your nominated third-party organisation, should be recorded in your fire equipment log book. This log book should be kept in a safe and readily available location in case visiting emergency services need to reference it.

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