6 Monthly & Annual Emergency Light Servicing
The Emergency Lighting System or ELS constitutes the backup sources of illumination that become active in the event of a power cut or disaster that disrupts power to your main light fittings.
The role of the Emergency Lighting system is to provide visibility in areas of the building to aid with proper evacuation of personnel on the premises. Emergency Lights are normally placed above door ways and along corridors to indicate exits incase of an emergency.
Our engineers can conduct either a full annual test lasting 3 hours, or a 6 month test lasting 1 hour. The engineer will note in the logbook the pass or fail status of each fitting. If fittings are found to be faulty then we can provide a quote to conduct any remedial works should you wish. We recommend that you conduct the monthly function test and note in the logbook. Our engineers can show you how if your unsure.
Contact us now to book your emergency light testing. Our friendly and reliable engineers will attend at a time convenient to you and cause minimal disruption to your business.
Contact us now to arrange your Emergency Light Servicing
Some more information…..
Emergency lights should be fitted:
- In the proximity of every exiting doorway
- Next to the emergency escape indicators
- Along the emergency escape route(s)
- In all elevators of the building
- By the fire extinguishers
- Next to the break-glass fire intervention triggers
- Close to safety machinery or devices that have to be shut down during emergencies
- Outside all exit points of the structure
Periodic emergency light testing is an essential part of maintaining your legal compliance with the Fire Safety Order.
What does the Law say?
As per the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, the installation and maintenance of ELSs is compulsory for all business establishments. These protection systems are deemed mandatory for the employers and landlords as well as the current occupants of the aforementioned spaces. In most geographical locations, the legislation requires that the ELS undergo a thorough annual inspection performed by a competent trained professional. However, daily and weekly checkups are recommended in order to ensure that the Emergency Lighting System is functioning optimally and that it is ready in case of an incident.