Maintenance Emergency Lighting

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Servicing of Emergency Lighting Systems


Total Integrated Solutions will service your Emergency Lighting System in accordance with BS EN 50172:2004 / BS 5266-8:2016.


Servicing and Testing

To test an emergency lighting system, our engineer will simulate a mains power failure on the normal lighting circuit/circuits or individual luminaries. This will force the emergency lighting system to operate via the battery supply. This test can be carried out manually or automatically.


Manual Testing

A simulated mains failure can be achieved by providing a switch to isolate all lighting circuits/individual circuits/individual luminaires.

In a system with a single switch for the whole building or a large circuit, after simulating the mains failure the engineer will walk the whole building or circuit, to check all emergency luminaire are operating correctly. After restoring the mains supply, the whole building or circuit must be walked again, to ensure that the emergency lights are recharging.


Monthly Emergency Lighting Tests

All emergency lighting systems must be tested monthly. The test is a short functional test in accordance with BS EN 50172:2004 / BS 5266-8:2016. This must also be recorded in the emergency lighting log book for future reference.

The period of simulated failure should be sufficient for the purpose of this test while missing damage to the system components, e.g. Lamps. During this period, all luminaires and signs shall be checked to ensure that the present, clean and functioning correctly.


Annual Emergency Lighting Tests

In addition to the above, an annual test for the full rated duration of the emergency lights (e.g. 3 hours) will be carried out. The emergency lights must still be working at the end of this test.

Due to the time taken to recharge the batteries following a complete discharge you need to be aware that the batteries may not support the site for the required duration in the event of a power failure & may need to put additional control measures in place to account for this.

The result must be recorded and, if failures are detected, these must be remedied as soon as possible.