Emergency Lighting Inspection
Emergency lights are designed to illuminate corridors, stairwells, ramps, escalators, aisles, and exit passageways during power outages. If your emergency lights fail during an emergency, building occupants can become disoriented, which may lead to panic and other unsafe conditions.
Unfortunately, routine maintenance of emergency lights is often overlooked until an emergency—and by then, it’s already too late. Emergency lighting maintenance is required by NFPA Standard No. 101, Chapter 31, Section 1.3.7, which states:
“A functional test shall be conducted on every required emergency lighting system at 30-day intervals for a minimum of 30 seconds. An annual test shall be conducted for the 1 1/2 hour duration. Equipment shall be fully operational for the duration of the test. Written records of visual inspections and tests shall be kept by the owner for inspection by the authority having jurisdiction.”
Our Emergency Lighting Inspection Process
At Guardian Fire Protection, our mission is to make sure your building is fully prepared for an emergency situation. Our emergency lighting inspection process includes:
- Inspecting units for proper installation and for secure mounting.
- Inspecting for correct location and quantity of lights for occupancy.
- Performing load test of batteries with electronic load simulators.
- Verifying proper charging voltage of units.
- Inspecting bulbs for proper operation and illumination.
- Testing in place utilizing the built-in test switch that simulates a power outage.
Some jurisdictions require a 90 minute discharge test per NFPA that can be provided at an additional cost.
Guardian Fire Protection professionals are ready to support your organization’s fire protection systems and service requests 24 hours a day. Call now for more information
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Why call Guardian Fire Protection?
Guardian Fire Protection has over 30 years of experience providing complete fire protection services for businesses, organizations, government buildings and restaurants in the Washington, DC area. Our number one focus is your safety – we want to make sure your employees, property and valuables are safe from the dangers of potential fires. We take pride in our “customer first” reputation, and will do whatever it takes to make sure your property and valuables are protected from fire hazards and that your building meets fire safety codes.
The best thing about partnering with Guardian Fire Protection is that we are your single source solution for all fire protection services. Our experienced fire safety professionals specialize in all aspects of fire protection – from fire suppression system design and engineering, to sales, installation, testing and inspection, maintenance and repairs; from fire sprinklers, fire pumps and commercial kitchen fire suppression to fire alarms, extinguishers and emergency exit lighting – we do it all!
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