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Test Emergency Lighting

The Issue

A considerable number of fire deaths are caused by smoke inhalation. Finding a way out is critical. Emergency lighting illuminates escape routes when the main power supply is shut down so making sure they are in perfect working order is vital in reducing the risk of death or serious injury in a fire.

Legal Requirements

Under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 organisations have an obligation to carry our risk assessments and have suitable fire safety measures in place, including emergency lighting. 
 
Our Advice

Companies should regularly check their emergency lighting themselves and appoint a professional electrical engineer to run through a full system test annually. 
The annual check should include: 
• Simulated interruption of the power supply for a period of time 
• All luminaries and signs should be checked to ensure they are working during the power interruption 
• All luminaries and signs should be cleaned and recharged following restoration of the power supply 
To minimise disruption to the working day we recommend the checks are completed outside of normal working hours.
 
What to do next

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