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Emergency Light Testing Services

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Emergency Lighting Testing Services

Keeping your emergency lighting systems operational and compliant in accordance with the
Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and Fire Precaution (Workplace) Regulations 1999

Plant and Safety Limited are industry experts and national providers for Emergency Lighting Testing Services 

Our focus is on minimising disruption to your business operations whilst keeping your emergency lights compliant in accordance with the requirements defined under the Fire Precaution (Workplace) Regulations 1999, and the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. All of our emergency lighting testing and inspection engineers are highly experienced and hold relevant City and Guilds qualifications.

As a national provider for Emergency Light Testing and Inspection Services, we strive to provide the best service, advice, and support possible. We also understand that electrical testing can be a challenge for companies to co-ordinate , which is why all our planning teams work closely with your business to ensure that you receive the highest standards of customer care and support throughout the entire process.

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What is involved in Emergency Lighting Testing?

An Emergency lighting testing and inspection service requires that every circuit supplying an emergency light is isolated to demonstrate that the internal battery in the emergency fittings keeps the exits illuminated during power failure. Every 12 months a 3 hour run down test is performed to ensure the battery is capable of doing so for the desired period. Each light is inspected to ensure it operates correctly and that the lamp inside is sound. Furthermore the inspecting engineer will ensure that there are a sufficient number of lights and that the correct evacuation legends are fitted. 
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Emergency Lighting Testing and Inspection. Is it a Legal Requirement?

All Employers, Landlords or Occupiers have a duty under the “Fire Precaution (Workplace) Regulations 1999” to carry out a risk assessment to ensure their premises and activities are able to facilitate safe escape in the event of an emergency.

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..

It is a mandatory requirement to be installed where artificial lighting is installed and 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.. 

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How Often Should Emergency Lights Be Tested?

There are two types of test required for emergency lighting, and both of them need to be routinely carried out.

Monthly tests should cover the basic functionality of the emergency lighting. This means that although thorough they only need to be short in duration.
Annual tests should switch on all emergency lighting for its full minimum duration, ie. the minimum length of time it can stay on in the event of a power outage, under UK law this is three hours.


Industry Experts

Our team has extensive experience in providing Testing, Inspection, Certification, and Training Services across all sectors within the UK. Our team of passionate industry experts work closely with our customers to keep their equipment and their people both safe and compliant

Quality Assurance

Our All of our services are backed by an extensive list of nationally recognised Accreditations and Industry Body Memberships. Our Accreditations and Memberships include ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, NPORS, CHAS, Safecontractor, Safe PQQ, ROSPA, and the British Safety Council

National Service Provider

Plant and Safety are a national provider of Testing, Inspection, Certification, and Training Services. Our national team of highly qualified, experienced, and competent trainers and engineers work closely with our customers to keep equipment and people both safe and compliant

Online Inspection Database

All of our Testing, Inspection, and Certification customers are automatically granted with access to our online inspection database to download examination reports for any equipment certified by Plant and Safety. Our inspection database runs on the industry leading ‘Motion Kinetic’ software

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Plant and Safety Limited ISO 9001: 2015, ISO 14001: 2015, and OHSAS 18001:2007 Accreditation
Plant and Safety Limited ISO 9001: 2015, ISO 14001: 2015, and OHSAS 18001:2007 Accreditation


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