Emergency Lighting Systems
Emergency lighting systems are installed to provide assistance during the evacuation of a building in the event of loss of the supply to the general lighting circuits, through Fire or power failure.
It is the responsibility of all employers and landlords to ensure that all these systems are suitably maintained and checked to ensure they are safe and compliant. All emergency lighting systems must be installed, tested and inspected in accordance with I.S 3217:2013 Amendment 1.
Our engineers install all types of emergency lighting and maintain your existing systems where necessary.
An emergency lighting system should normally provide sufficient illumination for the following areas:
- Every exit door
- Escape routes
- Intersections of corridors
- Outside each final exit and on external escape routes
- Emergency escape signs
- Changes in floor level
- Windowless rooms and toilet accommodation exceeding 8m;
- Fire-fighting equipment
- Fire alarm call points
- Equipment that would need to be shut down in an emergency
Annual testing and maintenance
We offer a service package for Emergency Lighting Systems which includes quarterly visits to your premises.
During the initial visit, all ancillaries will be identified, labelled and dated.
During subsequent visits, every circuit supplying an emergency light is isolated to demonstrate that the internal batteries in the emergency fitting keep the exits and exit routes illuminated during power failures. We will advise maintenance on any lighting units that fail to illuminate clearly or brightly, have blackened bulbs or tubes etc or do not maintain luminance for the required length of time.
Every 12 months a full discharge test will be performed by a competent person. 1/2 hr and 1 hr tests will be completed during quarterly visits. Testing must be performed by a competent person to ensure the batteries are capable of lasting for the required period.
Each light is inspected to ensure it operates correctly and that the lamp inside is functional. Our electrician will check that there are a sufficient number of lights and that the correct evacuation legends are fitted during the test visit to the premises.
Upon completion of the test, we will provide a report on any necessary repairs or improvements that may be required before issuing the test certificate. On completion of testing, we will issue a Certificate of Emergency Lighting Test and report within 28 days of completion along with maintenance records. Emergency lighting log book and requirements for in-house weekly, monthly and quarterly tests to be carried out. Clients will be notified of quarterly tests two weeks prior to commencement.