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Emergency Lighting testing & Maintenance

In an emergency situation, where the power may have failed, the buildings occupants need clear, signposted routes to safety. This is where emergency lighting is so important and as therefore requires regular testing and maintenance. All Nationwide engineers are trained in accordance with BS5266, FIA guidelines and follow SP 203-4 procedures for maintenance, fault finding and remedial works.

Regular testing saves lives

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order (2005) and health and safety legislation state that it is a legal requirement for all commercial properties to be a safe environment at all times, even when the mains fail. Emergency lighting is required to operate fully automatically and give illumination of a sufficiently high level to enable all occupants to evacuate the premises safely, to provide guidance to the most effective exit by using safety signs that are visible at every stage of the escape route and to illuminate the route to ensure rapid egress avoiding obstacles.

Failure to comply not only risks lives, it also raises the possibility of prosecution and can invalidate
insurance policies

Extract from BS 5266-8:2004 (BS EN 50172:2004) 7.1 Servicing and testing:

"Regular servicing is essential. The occupier/owner of the premises shall appoint a competent
person to supervise servicing of the system. This person shall be given sufficient authority to ensure the carrying out of any work necessary to maintain the system in correct operation"

System Testing Requirements

BS5266 & EN50172 set out the minimum requirements relating to in-service testing, maintenance and records. It is a requirement that all records are available for inspection identifying the following tests:

Monthly: (user)

Users need to be made aware of their responsibility to ensure that user tests are carried out in accordance with BS 5266-1:2016

Annually: (maintenance provider)
All Nationwide engineers are trained in accordance with BS5266, FIA guidelines and follow SP 203-4 procedures for maintenance, fault finding and remedial works.

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