Routine Emergency Lighting Testing and Maintenance

We Currently maintain Emergency in a wide range of locations ; such as Offices, Shops, Churches, Industrial Premises, Throughout

It is Important that Emergency Lighting is properly tested and maintained if it is to function correctly when required in an emergency.

Health and safety Legislation requires all commercial and public premises to have Emergency Lighting Installed in compliance with BS 5266 part 1 : 2005.

Testing is designed to ensure that the existing Emergency lighting System provides sufficient Light to enable the safe evacuation of occupants: In the event mains failure of the normal Lighting Supply.

The results of all testing and any necessary corrective action should be recorded in a log book, which should be kept on site. Records should be kept for Three years, and made available for inspection by any authorised person or enforcing authority.


Visually check that all Maintained Lights are operating and that all system healthy indicators ( L.E.D'S ) are Illuminated.


  • Each Luminaire should be switched into Emergency mode to ensure operation of each lamp.
  • Each Luminaire should be returned to normal mode ensuring that mains indicators are energised.

Half Yearly Inspection

  • Check log Book
  • Energise each Luminaire in its non maintained mode by failing its permanent Live feed for a period of time long enough to check full Illumination, This should Not exceed 15 Minutes.
  • Visually check all charging Indicators (LED) are working on reconnection of permanent Live feed.
  • Complete a visit report giving condition and any recommended Action that may be required.
  • The date and test should be recorded in the system Log Book.


  • Each luminaire should be tested for its full rated duration
  • The Charging arrangements should be checked for proper functions
  • The date of the test should be recorded in the systems Log Book
  • A Certificate of inspection and testing should be issued to the responsible person

Legal Requirements

The Fire (Scotland) Regulations 2006. and the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety)

Order 2005 (FSO) in England & Wales.

States that Emergency Lighting is essential for the safety of building occupants. It is vital that the Emergency Lighting comes on if the power to normal lighting fails.