What is Emergency Lighting?
Emergency lighting is part of the fire safety system (alarms, detectors, sprinklers and gas systems etc) and is designed to provide suitable illumination of escape routes allowing for safe movement towards and through the exits provided, this is especially important in high risk areas and within buildings with different levels enabling personnel to evacuate the building safely.
Emergency lighting testing involves the periodic test and inspection of all key components within the system. This includes a functionality test of the key switches, batteries, luminaries and control equipment, to ensure that back-up lighting is in full working order in the event of an emergency.
What we do
It is crucial that a qualified, experienced electrician tests and inspects your emergency lighting systems on a regular basis. As part of the inspection process, our Facit Testing professionals will isolate every circuit supplying an emergency light, to ensure that the internal battery in the emergency fittings will keep emergency exits illuminated should a power failure occur. Every 12 months, a 3-hour run-down test is performed to ensure the battery is capable of operating for the desired period. Each light is inspected to ensure that it operates correctly and that the lamp inside is sound.
Upon completion of the emergency lighting system test and inspection, Facit Testing will provide you with a report outlining the details of the installation system, circuit information and inspection results, an inventory of the items tested, and a list of the defects or deviations from the BS 5266 standard regulation.