When is Emergency Lighting needed?
Emergency Lighting is there in the event of a power outage. In the case of an outage, the emergency lighting would highlight the direction of a fire exit.
How long is the test?
A fire risk assessment would determine the duration of the test needed for your building.
What does the test involve?
For an Emergency Lighting to pass, the lighting should still be working after the 1-3 hour test has been completed.
Emergency lighting maintenance testing is the full, systematic testing of the lighting in your workplace which is designed to lead your employees and visitors to safety in the event of an emergency. Because of this, some premises require a longer test than others.
The battery test should be determined by the fire risk assessment for your building. This takes into factors such as evacuation procedures and what the building is used for.
Typical premises that would require a 1-hour duration are:
Typical premises that would require a 3-hour duration are:
- Care Homes
What can you expect from Direct365?
We carry our tests in compliance with the British Standards code 5266, this is to ensure the lighting is working efficiently. To do this, we test all components of your emergency lighting system, including:
- Key switches
- Control System
*Please note that we will be required to turn off electricity throughout the testing process for approx. 1-3 hours, however, we can provide out of hours testing at an extra cost. Call us today to find out more information.