Emergency Lighting

To enable people to see their way out a building safely when the normal lighting fails, emergency lighting is normally provided in all but the smallest of buildings.

BusinessWatch can install and maintain the emergency lighting in your building, ensuring that in an emergency, your staff and visitors can safely find their way out of the building.

All installation and testing is carried out competent qualified employees to the standards required by BS 5266, giving you the peace of mind that the lighting in your building is maintained to the highest possible standards.

All works are fully certificated.

How Many Emergency Lights Do I Need?

As a minimum, BS 5266 requires that emergency lights are provided in the following locations: –

  • In all escape routes
  • Staircases
  • Change in level
  • Above all exit doors
  • Outside all exit doors
  • In kitchens and other high hazard rooms such as plant rooms
  • In large open plan offices

How Often Should Emergency Lighting Be Tested?

British Standard 5266 recommends that emergency lighting is tested at the following intervals: –

  • Monthly – This involves a very brief test just to ensure that the light operates correctly, and that the neon charging light comes back on when the power is restored.
  • Annually – This involves a discharge test equal to the rated duration of the battery (usually 3 hours), to ensure that all lights remain illuminated for the whole of the rated battery life.  On completion the power is restored to recharge the batteries.

What’s The Next Step?

BusinessWatch can carry out both your monthly and annual discharge tests as outlined above, in accordance with the recommendations in BS 5266.

On completion of the tests you will be provided with a certificate of test, that details all lights and any noted faults, together with any recommended remedial action.

Please contact us for a free, no obligation quotation today and to discuss your requirements.

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