If you have emergency lights in your building you are required to have two types of inspections done. The first is a monthly test and the other in an annual test. The monthly test can be done by any person, either professional or an employee. However, the annual is required to be done by a professional. Our technicians are certified and trained to do either type of inspection.
Monthly- A monthly inspection requires the emergency lights to just be illuminated for thirty seconds every 30 days. A written record must be kept showing it was inspected and how it performed. This inspection is fairly simple, however, we also understand that it may be easier to have someone else do it. If you would like to use us to do your monthly inspections, please give us a call and we can set up a day that works best and a schedule going forward.
Annual- An annual inspection requires the emergency lights to be tested for a period of no less than one hour and a half or ninety minutes. This test shows if the emergency light would hold up during a long term emergency. Our technicians will put the emergency lights through the test and ensure that they are functioning. If the emergency light were to fail inspection, we can fix it or replace depending on the issue.
In order to pass inspection an emergency light is required to meet the following criteria:
- In case of power outage, emergency light must be able to function and illuminate light for a minimum of fourteen hours.
- Emergency lights must be placed to ensure there is no obstructed view and the lighting is similar to a 1ft tall candle
- The illumination is sufficient enough to fully display every letter of EXIT.
- There must be enough to contrast between decorations and background to easily distinguish the emergency light.
- Must be less then six feet and eight inches above an exit such as a door.
- The emergency light must be directly vertical to the exit below.
If the inspection fails for any above reason, our technicians will find the best solution to ensure that all criteria is met and that the emergency light will function at an optimal level.