Emergency Light & Fire Alarm Testing

Emergency lighting needs to provide illumination throughout escape routes. In fact, any area of a commercial building that is occupied needs emergency lighting.

We can certify that the existing emergency lighting system to which it relates has been inspected and tested in accordance with the appropriate recommendations and requirements given in BS 5266-1: 2016 Emergency Lighting Part 1: 2016 Code of practice for the emergency lighting of premises, BS EN 1838: 2013 Lighting applications – Emergency lighting, and BS EN 50172: 2004/ BS 5266-8: 2004 Emergency lighting systems, to verify that the emergency lighting installation continues to comply with these standards.

A minimum duration of 3 hours should be used for emergency escape lighting if the premises are not evacuated immediately. The 3 hour time frame allows the fire brigade time to work in the event of a fire after all of the building’s occupants have been safely evacuated.

A full test of the fire alarm system should be carried out every 6 months. The fire alarm test should be carried out in accordance with BS5839 part 1 section 6. Once the test is completed it should be put in the log book. On completion of your fire alarm testing you will receive a fire alarm certificate.

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