What is Emergency Lighting Testing?

Emergency Lighting Testing is undertaken to ensure that all of the backup lighting within the premises are:

  • Working properly.
  • At the correct intensity.
  • Capable of providing sufficient lighting to illuminate escape routes in the event of a fire/emergency.
  • Capable of providing sufficient lighting to aid in the identification of safety signs and equipment.

Why is Emergency Lighting Testing Required?

There is a legal obligation for all owners of a business or public premises to ensure that Emergency Lighting Tests are carried out periodically (quarterly and annually) and that the system is maintained appropriately. All records pertaining to these Tests and their results must also be maintained.

The latest version of the Emergency Lighting Standards Ireland IS 3217 has now been approved. It will be known as I.S. 3217:2013 and supersedes all previous versions.
Any projects designed prior to 27 December 2013 will have to comply to I.S. 3217:2008.
Any projects designed after the 27 December 2013 will have to comply with I.S. 3217:2013.


Our Tests:

 Our Schedule of tests will ensure that you are compliant with the appropriate health and safety standards. Our Emergency Lighting Testing procedure comprises:

  • Illuminating each emergency light, from its battery source, for 30 minutes for the quarterly test and 3 hours on the annual test.
  • Examination of all fittings to ensure they are working correctly.
  • Checking and filling out the logbook.
  • Issuing a certificate of testing on completion.
  • Provision of a schedule of weekly tests to be carried out by staff.
  • Issuing reminders when your re-tests are due.

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