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Emergency Lighting: Testing and Maintenance

Emergency lighting is an important aspect of fire safety, allowing evacuation of the premises and an alarm to be sounded in case of fire.

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order of 2005 states that emergency lighting must be installed and maintained in all business establishments. To help you get to grips with the sometimes complex rules of maintenance and testing, Complete Fire Solutions offer advice on emergency lighting servicing Halifax and nationwide, businesses and homeowners can take advantage of.

Regular checks and periodic servicing are a must: Complete Fire Solutions themselves offer reliable and reasonably priced emergency lighting servicing Halifax. Whoever you choose to service your lights, they should have the proper tools and equipment, as well as the necessary training or experience.

As well as servicing and maintenance, emergency lights should be tested to make sure they are fully operational.

Here are the regular checks that should be undertaken:


Check that the visual indicator is illuminated (often a small red lamp); this job can be allotted to certain members of staff who work regularly in the area, or covered by one individual for the whole premises.


Each month, the unit’s test facility should be activated to make sure that it’s functioning correctly. If there isn’t this facility, the sub-circuit should be switched off for long enough to check that the lights are illuminating correctly.


This test is the same as for the monthly check, but for a longer duration.


Again, this is the same test but should run for the entire intended length of the battery.

If any of these checks reveal a problem, you should report the fault immediately to your emergency lighting servicing Halifax provider.

For reliable, professional and affordable emergency lighting servicing Halifax premise owners can rely on, contact Complete Fire Solutions for advice or a quote. As well as emergency lighting servicing Halifax, they are specialists in the design, supply, installation and maintenance of fire protection and fire detection equipment.

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