When electric power goes out due to an outage or a problem on the grid, emergency lights will keep illuminating certain areas of your property to help you see and navigate clearly. They help lead people to exit routes, too, so the last thing you want to happen is for them to not work during critical times. This is where emergency light testing in the UK can be practical in ensuring the safety and health of everyone in your property. The procedure itself is required by law to make sure that people know where exit routes are and that they can leave the premises safely in case of an emergency.
Non-working emergency lighting can result in injury and death. You also need to make sure that it is installed in critical areas where there is a guest, public, or staff access. Emergency light testing services in the UK can help you with that. Just be sure to have the test conducted regularly and that every procedure is carefully logged or recorded, with the time and date. A qualified electrician will provide an emergency light certificate after the test. Failure to conduct a test can cause you to be imprisoned, especially if an emergency results in death or injury.
A schedule of emergency light testing in the UK encompasses a daily emergency light test to see if the LEDs are still on, as well a monthly test in which the switches are inspected to make sure that the lights will switch on when necessary. Annual emergency light testing ensures that the lights can work for at least three hours. All kinds of emergency lighting will be tested, including non-maintained, maintained, and sustained units. Non-maintained lights work only when the main power is out, and maintained ones are dual-service lights that work normally with your regular lighting system, and they illuminate with battery power when the main power stops. Sustained emergency light is a combination of non-maintained and maintained lighting.