Emergency lighting is a legal requirement for all workplaces to ensure that sufficient light is available in the event of the loss of the natural or artificial lighting. Emergency lighting should automatically illuminate to provide people with a suitable amount of light to allow them to safety evacuate the building. Emergency light testing should be completed periodically to ensure correct functioning.
The inspection and emergency light testing in a building structure is a mandatory requirement of the Building Regulations 2000. The emergency lighting tests should be compliant with the British Standard BS 5266 Part 1.
There is also an emergency testing and assessment requirement to ensure compliancy with The Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations 1997 and The Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations 1996.
It is to ensure that the system complies with all relevant regulations, operates correctly in the event of a mains lighting failure and provides adequate illumination in all required areas to ensure safe exit from a building in case of emergency.
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