Emergency Lighting Certificate
You must have your emergency lighting tested and inspected under The Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations 1997. The system should include adequate facilities to enable testing and recording the system’s condition, by way of a log book or similar.
The Emergency Lighting Inspection and Testing requirements within the Code of Practice are:
All emergency luminaires should be tested by breaking the supply to them and checking that they operate satisfactorily. The supply must then be restored and the charging indicators must be seen to be operating correctly. This test must be performed at least once per month and the results recorded.
The luminaires must be tested for their full rated duration period (between 1 & 3 hours) and checked for satisfactory operation. The supply must then be restored and the charging indicators rechecked. This test must be performed at least annually and the results recorded.
The Emergency Lighting Certificate supplied will prove compliance to the Code of Practice.