👉 What is it? 🚨
Emergency light testing is an assessment on a building’s emergency lighting system, to check they work properly and comply with local and national safety standards. This testing happens on a regular basis to ensure the lighting system functions as intended—that is, to provide illumination during power outages and emergencies.
👉 What is the testing frequency? 🚨
The frequency in which you should get your emergency lighting tested can vary depending on system type (i.e. maintained emergency lighting or non-maintained), but as a general guide, you should aim to get your emergency lighting system tested monthly, in addition to an annual ‘full duration’ test as described in BS 5266-1.
👉Do I really need to get mine tested? 🚨
Ignoring emergency lighting tests puts the building occupants’ safety at risk. During a real emergency, the risk of injury is extremely high, especially if people cannot see where they are going due to a loss of power.
Failure to comply with emergency lighting standards and to test the system adequately may result in considerable penalties. The business owner is fully responsible for inspection, maintenance schedules and standards compliance.
☑️ CHECK – Are your emergency lighting log books up to date?
To discuss your emergency light testing on site, contact Guardian today! ✔️