BS 5266 – Emergency Lights Testing Requirements

It is paramount that emergency lights are tested and visually inspected. In the event of a disaster or power outage, they could be the difference in your staff leaving the premise safely, orderly and unscathed. All emergency lights should have a battery life of 3 hours, providing appropriate illumination in certain rooms or spaces.

“The loss of mains electricity could be the result of a fire or a power cut”

~ Firesafe

When Do They Need Testing?

Emergency lights need to be tested once every year by professionals, with appropriate certification and drawings showing the layout of your emergency lighting system. This is not only for best practice but also for your benefit, as is having an up to date record/logbook. A company testing your emergency lighting system after signing and supplying you with a certification would be liable for any faults, and at AEL we ensure there are no faults by testing your lights and checking your logbook.

For more info on installation safety requirements, visit our other blogs.

BS 7671 – Fixed Wire Regulations

BS 5839 – The Fire Safety Regulations