Emergency Lighting Testing
Emergency Lighting Testing is the testing of a premises and certifying that all emergency lights are in working order and will illuminate in the event of a fire or emergency.
There is a requirement by law that the Em Lts tests are to be carried out 4 times per year in each premises. This requirement is laid down in the Code of Practice IS-3217-2012.
The purpose of the testing is to ensure the lighting is provided promptly, automatically and for a suitable time when the normal power supply to the lighting fails to ensure that people within the building can evacuate safely in the event of an emergency. Em Lts can be provided by means of local self-contained batteries mounted within the emergency luminaire or by a central battery wired via a dedicated network to the emergency fittings.
The first line of escape in the event of an emergency in an building is via emergency lighting which illuminates the safest way to the nearest exit. Non maintained emergency lighting can have fatal consequences ending with building owner being prosecuted and possibly facing court proceedings.
IPAT Ltd. will ensure peace of mind for our clients and will set up a schedule for all types of emergency lights to be tested as laid down in the code of practice IS-3217-2008. IPAT Ltd have completed the B.E.S.S. (Building Emergency Safety Systems) are Fetac Level 6 Certified NSAI Commissioner/Inspector number C012015/0335.
Go to www.nsai.ie/ for Standards details
Go to www.ipat.ie/fire-alarm-testing for Standars on Fire Alarm