Emergency Lighting Inspections - Emergency lighting should be regularly checked and maintained by a competent person. Inspection and maintenance of your emergency lighting is necessary to ensure sufficient illumination is available to enable people to evacuate a building in the event of an emergency.

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1) Why should I arrange an inspection?

Employers and building owners are legally responsible for the upkeep of emergency lighting systems to ensure sufficient and automatic illumination to enable a safe evacuation of the building in the event of an emergency and failure of normal lighting. Emergency lighting is part of the fire safety provision of a building and a requirement of The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety).

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2) How often should an inspection be carried out?

The latest British Standard recommends that you have a 3 hour emergency lighting test once a year, during which your main light circuit should be switched off and your emergency lights left on for a 3 hour period to find out of any batteries need replacing.  In addition, each month you need to switch off the mains power supply to check the automatic lighting is working. 

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3) Is it really that important?

Yes, reasons include:

  • The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 requires the installation of emergency and safety lighting and that it is functioning correctly.
  • Breaches of regulations can result in the person responsible being fined or even imprisoned.
  • Helps protect buildings and businesses from being destroyed.
  • It helps to save lives.
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4) What's Involved?

EMC Electrical Group are professionals in emergency lighting inspections and testing. Contact us for further information and to discuss your specific requirement.

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5) How much does it cost?

Our emergency lighting inspections begin from £200.00 plus VAT. For a full quote for your re-wiring project, get in touch with us today.

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