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£250 +VAT for up to 30 luminaires; with any additional luminaires charged at £7.50 +VAT per unit.
Emergency light testing is performed for a minimum of 3 hours & should be performed at least every 12 months.
Emergency Light Testing
The annual test must be performed for 3 hours, at the end of which each luminaire must produce an acceptable level of light.
The monthly test can be performed in-house by a competent person; this test duration should be suitable to ensure that all luminaires operate correctly.
Emergency Lighting Introduction
The law mandates that every business install emergency lighting on its premises. This infrastructure assists people in safely exiting a property in the event of a power cut or fire.
Emergency Light Testing Law
Every country has its laws on emergency lighting installation & ongoing testing. UK law mandates horizontal illuminance on every floor in commercial and some residential buildings. The rules are extremely specific and even set out guidelines for how well-lit the emergency light needs to be. For the UK, the light needs to be at least 0.1 lux & tested to the recommended frequency.
What are Emergency Lights?
Emergency lights are simple lights that turn on in response to a power outage, illuminating the way for people to exit a building safely. They also help emergency services access buildings more safely.
They run on batteries, which charge every time power is restored to the building.
Types of Emergency Lights
There are many different types of emergency lights suitable for varied environments. It's essential for an emergency light to adequately illuminate escape routes well enough for one to evacuate the area in case of a power outage or other emergency.
High-risk environments are those that require employees to work with dangerous tools or operate machines which may trigger power outages. In such situations, emergency lighting provides employees with enough light to safely put down the tools, turn the machinery off or exit the area.
Keeping the Lights On
Emergency lights are mandated to stay on for at least 3 hours in areas where there is an emergency and people can’t immediately evacuate.
Site-Specific Risk Assessment
Testing emergency lighting also involves assessing that the relevant risks have been accounted for.
Doing an assessment based on the particular design and requirements for a building is extremely important. When it comes to emergency lights, there isn't a one shoe fits all situation. As such, experts are needed to perform a building-specific assessment prior to implementing emergency lights.
Emergency lighting must be installed within at least 2 meters of all exit signs, close to and directly outside, as well as close to any firefighting equipment.
The law in the UK requires that emergency lights must be tested regularly. This means about once a month, the owners of the building must get the emergency lights checked to see if they are working.
As well as annual testing from a qualified contractor.