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Legislation requires that your company's emergency lights are regularly tested and maintained in full working order, so that they function effectively in an emergency.
TNE Electrical offers your company a regular testing service for emergency lighting. This includes the testing of key switches, batteries, luminaries and control equipment.
Emergency lighting is important in case your building's mains power fails. A loss of mains electricity could be the result of a fire, power cut or local circuit failure, and cause the normal lighting to fail. This may lead to sudden darkness and a possible danger to your company's employees, through physical danger or panic.
Health & Safety legislation requires all commercial and public premises to have an emergency lighting installation that complies with British Standard BS5266:2005.
Emergency lighting should be installed in a way that is visually acceptable, meets users' needs for ease of operation and maintenance and enables safe passage in the event of a power failure or fire. It is also required to meet fire safety regulations.
Emergency lighting systems automatically operate for between 1 and 3 hours on a battery backup system. These need to be regularly checked and tested to ensure they work correctly.
All emergency lighting should be tested for its full rated duration: