The importance of carrying out Emergency Lighting checks

This is a very important topic. Regular testing of your emergency lighting system will not only provide peace of mind that the workplace is safe. But more importantly, if you have any power disruptions, your building can be easily evacuated. 

Your building power supply can fail due to a situation like a simple power cut or a fire.

Emergency lighting is designed to come on automatically to provide immediate illumination.

There are many different types of Emergency lighting and some of the finer details are here in a previous blog.

How often should we test?

As a general guide, we believe it’s good to get into the habit of running a regular short test every month. Just to check everything is in working order, clean and showing no signs of damage.

We have created an infographic of the things you need to check on a regular basis. You can download and view this here.

Once a year it’s of equal importance to run a full rated duration test. This is where the emergency lights provide 3-hours of illumination. So the test needs to be for the full 3 hours.

Is your emergency lighting meeting its legal requirements? 

If you have any concerns about your emergency lights, installation, maintenance or testing, then please do not hesitate to contact us. We can carry out a free details audit of your workplace and will advise you every step of the way.

Our dedicated team of fire safety specialist are available on 03300 417 170 or alternatively email 

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