How To Test Emergency Lighting

When carrying out an emergency lighting report, it is essential to inspect the existing emergency lighting system, including the control gear and lighting fixtures, to ensure that all components are functioning correctly and in accordance with regulations.

Additionally, the report should include a survey of the building and its emergency lighting requirements, a summary of any repairs or upgrades that need to be made, and a recommendation for a proposed emergency lighting system. The report should also include a detailed record of the lighting fixtures, control gear, and other components, along with the manufacturer’s or supplier’s name, a description of the system’s performance, and a completion date for the work.

How Long Will The Lights Go Off For?

During the emergency lighting reporting there will be a 3 hour down time to ensure that the fittings are compliant. In most instances the normal lights should stay during the report, which ensures the areas are not dark whilst the testing is going on.

What If Our Emergency Lighting Is Not Up To Standard?

If your emergency lighting is not up to standard, this could have serious implications for safety and wellbeing in the event of an emergency. emergency lighting is designed to be used in the event of a power outage or other emergency situation, and provides a safe and visible means of escaping from the building.

Without the appropriate emergency lighting, individuals may not be able to see clearly enough in order to safely evacuate a building. Furthermore, it could mean that emergency personnel are unable to clearly identify exits and other safety measures, leading to further delays in an evacuation.

Finally, the building may not comply with safety regulations and codes, leading to fines or other penalties, or potentially insurance companies not paying out on claims.