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GUIDANCE NOTES

Servicing of Emergency Lighting Systems


Servicing is in accordance with the British Standards :a) BS5266-8:2004 (BS EN 50172:2004) Emergency escape lighting systems
b) BS5266-1:2005 Emergency Lighting - Part 1 : Code of practice for the emergency lighting of premises
1) BS5266-1:2005 - Section 13 Servicing
13.1 Supervision Supervision of servicing is specified in BS EN 50172:2004 / BS5266-8:2004, section 7.1 (see below).
13.4 Routine Inspections and Test
Routine inspections and tests are specified in BS5266-8:2004 section 7.2 (see below).
2.0 BS5266-8:2004 - Section 7 Servicing and Testing
7.1 General
When automatic testing devices are used, the information shall be recorded monthly. For all other systems, the tests shall
be carried out as described in section 7.2 and the results recorded.
Regular servicing is essential. The occupier / owner of the premises shall appoint a competent person to supervise
servicing of the system. This person shall be given sufficient authority to ensure the carrying out of any work necessary to
maintain the system in the correct operation.
7.2 Routine inspections and tests
Where national regulations do not apply, the following shall be met:7.2.1 General
Because of the possibility of a failure of the normal lighting supply occurring shortly after a period of testing of the
emergency lighting system or during the subsequent recharge period, all full duration tests shall wherever possible be
undertaken preceding time of low risk to allow for battery recharge. Alternatively, suitable temporary arrangements shall
be made until the The following minimum inspections and tests shall be carried out at the intervals recommended in 7.22
to 7.24. The regulating authority may require specific tests.
7.2.2 Daily (Occupier / owner tests)
Indications of central power shall be visually inspected for correct operation.
Note - This is a visual inspection of indicators to identify that the systems is in a ready condition and does not require a
test of operation.
7.2.3 Monthly (Occupier / owner tests)
If automatic testing devices are used, the results of the short duration tests shall be recorded.
Tests shall be carried out as follows:a) Switch on in the emergency mode each luminaires and each internally exit sign from its battery by simulation of a
failure of the supply to the normal lighting for a period sufficient to ensure that each lamp is illuminated.
Note - The period of simulated failure should be sufficient for the purpose of this clause whilst minimising damage to the
system components e.g. lamps.
During this period, all luminaires and signs shall be checked to ensure that they present, clean and functioning correctly.
At the end of this test period, the supply to the normal lighting should be restored and any indicator lamp or device
checked to ensure that it is showing that the normal supply has been restored.
b) In addition to (a), for central battery systems, the correct operations of system monitors shall be checked.
c) In addition to (a), for generating sets, refer to the requirement of ISO 8528-12.
7.2.4 Annually (Maintenance by Protec Fire Detection PLC)
If automatic testing devices are used, the results of the full rated duration tests shall be recorded.
For all other systems the monthly inspection shall be carried out and the following additional tests made :a) each luminaires and internally illuminated sign shall be tested as per 7.2.3 but for its full rated duration in accordance
with the manufacturers information.
b) The supply of the normal lighting shall be restored and any indicator lamp or device checked to ensure that it is
showing that normal supply has been restored. The charging arrangements should be checked for proper functioning.
c) the date of the test and its results shall be recorded in the system logbook.
d) in addition, for generating sets, refer to the requirements of ISO 8528-12.
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