What Inspections Do my Emergency Lighting Require?
BC Fire Code Section 6.5 and NFPA 101 require periodic testing of emergency equipment throughout the year. These include:
- Functional test (30 seconds) of all emergency lighting units to confirm operation in the event of a power failure.
- Ensure battery terminals are clean, free from corrosion and lubricated.
- Confirm pilot lights (AC ON Lights) are functional and not damaged. They should also be kept clear of obstruction.
- Inspect each emergency light unit for damage.
- Check batteries for physical damage and ensure battery terminals are clean, free from corrosion and lubricated.
- 30-minute load test to be carried out. (This may vary depending on the type of occupancy).
- Check charge voltage and load current.
- Confirm operation and correct alignment of all unit and remote heads.