What needs to be done?

It is important that equipment is properly tested and maintained if it is to function correctly when required in an emergency. All emergency lighting should be regularly checked and maintained by a competent person in accordance with the manufacturers’ recommendations.

When do we test?

The testing is designed to ensure the continued protection of your premises and occupants. All tests should, wherever possible, be undertaken at time of least risk, because of the possibility of failure of the normal lighting supply occurring shortly after testing.

Recording the information

The results of all testing and any necessary corrective action should be recorded in a log record held on site, which shall be available if required for inspection by any authorized person.