Emergency lighting should be provided to enable people to see their way out a building safely when the normal lighting fails.
Trust Security can install and maintain the emergency lighting in your building, ensuring that in the event of an emergency, your employees 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, ensuring you have the peace of mind that the lighting in your building is maintained to the highest 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
- Change in level
- Outside all exit doors
- Above 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 short test to ensure that the light operates correctly, and that the neon charging light comes back on when power is restored.
- Annually – This involves a discharge test equal to the rated duration of the battery (usually 3 hours), to ensure all lights remain illuminated for the whole of the rated battery life. Power is restored to recharge the batteries on completion.
What’s The Next Step?
Trust Security can complete both your monthly and annual discharge tests as outlined above, in accordance with the recommendations in BS 5266.
On completion of tests you will be provided with a certificate of test, which details all emergency lights in the building 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.