When do you test your emergency lighting?
Regularly testing, once a month, is required for all fire safety equipment and processes. Additionally, an annual test must also be carried out. Both monthly and annual tests are done so in accordance with BS EN 50172 / BS 5266-8.
During a test, the mains power to the lighting system is shut off, either by using a specialist key or from the main consumer unit (fuse board). A thorough, visual, inspection of the emergency lighting is then carried out. Any signs of damage, dirt or obstruction should be addressed immediately.
As part of our fire risk assessment service, we will walk through the correct emergency lighting protocols with you.