Category: Emergency Lighting Testing

Your emergency lighting needs to be checked monthly and have a full test annually. Every month you need to switch off the mains power supply to the emergency lighting unit. Often, a separate switch with a ‘fish key’ is installed allowing the testing of emergency lights without having to switch off all the power. Once the main power supply is off you need to walk past all the emergency lights to ensure they are working. If there are any faults, they must be fixed right away. The outcomes of your monthly inspections should be noted in your fire safety logbook.