There is no worst time to discover that your emergency lights are not working during an emergency. The standard illumination period that is required to give every single person enough time to exit a building properly during emergencies is 90 minutes. Anything less can mean disastrous consequences—but nothing that can’t be avoided with proper maintenance and regular testing of your emergency lights and related equipment. Periodic inspections of your building’s or home’s emergency lighting system will help you make sure that all the components of the system are up to code.
Finding a qualified, experienced, and certified technician to perform the inspection is vital to the quality of report you will receive as well as the overall quality of the inspection service. The best companies are those that go the lengths of testing every unit, wiring system, and other complex components to make sure that your emergency lights will work efficiently when you need them the most. Technicians will work to make sure that all your emergency light batteries are receiving charge optimally by depleting their supply, thus exercising the batteries, and verifying that they can function and provide light for the required number of minutes they should be providing in case of emergencies.
Regular testing of your emergency light equipment and the system is critical to the safety and peace of mind of every building occupant, making sure that emergency lights are available should any disaster strike. A complete emergency light testing and inspection service should include a detailed service history of your system so every report can be used as a basis for future inspections. Emergency light testing is also required to make sure that your building abides by the current codes and regulations set by the authorities, along with other special requirements that may affect certain aspects of businesses.