Emergency Lighting Testing
Emergency lighting is an essential part of your building’s Fire Precautions. It is paramount to maintain your lighting in order to ensure it performs when most needed.
TECS provide a complete emergency lighting testing service in accordance with British Standard 5266: Part 8, 2004 (BS EN 50172: 2004) - Emergency Lighting Systems.
We can take care of all your emergency lighting testing needs leaving you safe in the knowledge that your system is being properly maintained at all times.
Types of testing required
In order to comply with emergency lighting regulations BS5266 with regards to testing, the following testing should be carried out:
Indicators of central power supply shall be visually inspected for correct operation.
If automatic testing devices are used, the results of the short duration tests should be recorded. During this period, all luminaires and signs shall be checked to ensure that they are present, clean and functioning correctly.
If automatic testing devices are used, the results of the full rated duration test shall be recorded. For all other systems the monthly inspection shall be carried out and the following additional tests made:
a) each luminaire and internally illuminated sign shall be tested for its full rated duration in accordance with the manufacturer's information;
b) the supply of the normal lighting shall be restored and any indicator lamp or device checked to
ensure that it is showing that normal supply has been restored. The charging arrangements should
be checked for proper functioning;
c) the date of the test and its results shall be recorded in the system logbook;
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