Emergency light servicing ensures you can rely on your safety lighting when needed during a power outage. Emergency lighting is an requirement in most non-domestic premises to ensure emergency routes and exits are adequately illuminated at all times.
British Standards 5266-8:2004 and EN 50172:2004 requires a monthly self-test, as well as an annual ‘drain’ maintenance test carried out by a service engineer, on all emergency lighting.
With the monthly self-test, you switch off the mains power supply to the lighting units and ensure all emergency lights are working and illuminated. This is made easier by having a separate switch with ‘fish key’ installed in the system which means you haven’t got to switch off all power. Record your results and contact us if you require the repair of any defects.
How Often Should You Service Your Emergency Lights ?
Full emergency light servicing is required bi- annually and requires a trained engineer. They will check your system is fully compliant and switch off the mains power supply to the lighting units, usually for the full three hours. Your emergency lighting should remain on for the whole period, and should any fail, the battery back-up or lighting unit may need replacing.
Our technicians can service maintained and non-maintained emergency lighting systems of any size in shops and offices, schools and colleges, care homes and hospitals, factories and warehouses, public buildings, village halls, churches, HMOs, and anywhere else we are needed.
AK Fire can offer great consoildation packages so you can roll all your fire safety requirements under one roof.
Currently, we’re able to offer emergency light servicing across the United Kingdom