Emergency Lighting

Overview

Emergency lighting is required in all premises where people are employed. Sample picture of emergency lighting

In order to ensure the continued compliance of the Fire Precaution (Workplace) regulations, routine user checks and a system of inspection and testing needs to be in place to verify that the installation remains fully functioning.

Emergency Lighting is designed to help save lives and is a mandatory requirement to be present where artificial lighting is installed. For advice on your specific emergency lighting requirements or help in meeting your testing obligations, please donít hesitate to contact us.

 

Details

Emergency lighting is required in all premises where people are employed.

It is a Life Safety System and is required to assist the occupants in the event of an emergency. It will assist in the evacuation of a premises in the event of power failure. All Employers, Landlords or Occupiers have a duty under the ďFire Precaution (Workplace) Regulations 1999Ē to carry out a risk assessment to ensure their premises and activities are able to facilitate safe escape in the event of an emergency.

The Emergency Lighting British Standard BS5266 defines the requirements for the correct installation of Emergency Lighting. Compliance with this standard will ensure that your premises meets the requirements of the Fire Precaution (Workplace) Regulations. In order to ensure the continued compliance of the Fire Precaution (Workplace) regulations, routine user checks and a system of inspection and testing needs to be in place to verify that the installation remains fully functioning. BS5266 Part-1 sets out the requirements for this continued testing and specifies that certain specific tests should be completed at the following intervals (Frequencies), and where necessary recorded in the emergency lighting log book:

  • Daily
  • Monthly
  • Six-Monthly
  • Three Yearly
  • Subsequent Annual Test

Emergency Lighting is designed to help save lives and is a mandatory requirement to be present where artificial lighting is installed. For advice on your specific emergency lighting requirements or help in meeting your testing obligations, please donít hesitate to contact us.