Six monthly procedure
– Visual checks for mains operation of all Emergency and Exit lights
– Visual checks for blackening of tubular fluorescent lams, lamps to be replaced if they exhibit excessive end blackening.
– Replace all faulty lamps where required
Where manual discharge test facilities are provided
– Discharge test, operating the emergency luminaries and exit signs from their battery supply by simulating failure of the monitored supply. The signs shall remain illuminated for not less than 90 minutes.
– Restore the emergency luminaries and exit signs to normal condition and check that the operation indicator functions correctly.
Where Automatic discharge test facilities are provided
– a visual check shall be made of the operational status of each unit either by means of the controller or indicator panel where centralised testing facilities are provided.
Those units which failed the previous discharge test shall be either repaired and restored to normal condition, or replaced.
Additional Check for indirect lighting systems
– Check the finishes of major reflecting surfaces have reflectance’s of not less than those on which the design of the system was based.
– Check emergency luminaries of the directional beam type, if used, are aimed in such a manner that the beam will not be directed into the eyes of persons moving through the designated area.
Twelve monthly procedure
– Carry out all checks listed as per the six-monthly procedure
– Clean all light fittings and reflecting surfaces
– Visual checks to ensure the emergency luminaries operate in correct relationship to the normal lighting in the designated area