The purpose of an Emergency Lighting Inspection and Test Certificate is to assist in maintaining a ‘Life Safety’ system which provides reliable and safe egress from buildings/areas subjected to poor lighting conditions in time of emergency. They will also help businesses and organisations comply with the recommendations given in BS5266-1:2016 Emergency Lighting Part 1: Code of practice for the Emergency Lighting of Premises, BS EN 1838:2013 Emergency Escape Lighting / Standby Systems and BS EN 50172: 2004 / BS 5266-8: 2004 Emergency Escape Lighting Systems.
Emergency Lighting automatically operates for between one and three hours on a battery back-up system. The Emergency Lighting inspection and test will be carried out by isolating the supplies to the luminaires to simulate power loss. The lights will then be left to discharge for their rated duration and then to be checked to ensure they are set to recharge following the restoration of their supplies. We will check all luminaires and signs to ensure that they are present, clean and functioning correctly. Any lighting units that fail to illuminate clearly or brightly, have blackened bulbs or tubes or does not maintain luminance for the required time will be noted and should be replaced or repaired as soon as possible. A report will be produced showing the health of the system indicating if there are any faults, or if any additional luminaires are required to be installed and your Emergency Lighting Log Book will be updated (if you have one in place).
An Emergency Lighting Log Book will be created which details the following: –
This allows the log book to be updated as and when required.
Please note there is a one off cost to create the log book.