The importance of emergency lighting servicing
The significance of emergency lighting in the event of a fire or power failure cannot be understated. Without light, even the most familiar surroundings can become dangerous and frightening to occupants. It is essential that the designated emergency lighting activates when needed and remains on for the required duration.
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 states to safeguard the safety of relevant persons, emergency routes and exits requiring illumination must be provided with emergency lighting of adequate intensity in the case of failure of their normal lighting.
The implementation of regular emergency lighting inspections and testing will ensure that the emergency lighting system is fully operational and reliable in the event of a fire or power failure and will save lives!
What is emergency lighting?
An emergency lighting system as luminaires that automatically activate to provide light, when the power supply to the normal lighting provision fails. The system is required to operate fully automatically and produce a sufficient level of light to enable all occupants to evacuate the premises safely.
Aspects of the inspection and testing:
- Identification and labelling of luminaires
- Luminaire duration testing (for the appropriate period)
- Cleaning of light diffusers
- Battery checking (and replacement if necessary)
- Supply and fitting of emergency exit directional signs
- Supply of test results documentation
- Advice on any improvements required
Emergency lighting inspection and testing procedures
The purpose of emergency lighting inspections and testing is to ensure that the lights are fully functional for the specified duration and up to date with current legislation.
The BS5266-1 British Standard states that emergency lighting systems should be regularly serviced by a ‘competent’ person (meaning, someone with the necessary knowledge, experience, skills and training to undertake the task and produce the relevant documentation).
Emergency lighting servicing Cheltenham
Midwest Fire Protection can arrange regular inspections, testing and certification of emergency lighting systems or complete planning and installation of new solutions to ensure that your premises are fully compliant with BS5266-1. All our service agreements are recorded, and the necessary documentation is issued.
Our main office is based in Cheltenham, but we also cover the following areas: Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds, Bristol and South East Wales (Newport and Cardiff area).
Do your premisses comply with the latest emergency lighting regulations?
We offer a FREE, no obligation initial survey to identify how we can assist to ensure that your premises are safe and compliant with current emergency lighting legislation – impartial advice delivered with a first-class service.
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