Emergency Light Inspections Vancouver

You may not think of emergency lights as a critical component of a fire protection system. But, without lights, how will occupants find their way safely out of your building in an emergency? Even during a power outage, your building’s emergency lighting and exit signs must work as designed.

To ensure your emergency lighting will function properly when needed, NFPA 101,

the B.C. Fire Code and Vancouver bylaws require you to schedule monthly and annual inspections.

That’s where we come in. Our highly trained fire protection technicians will inspect your emergency lighting and exit signs thoroughly and professionally.

You can always trust Vancouver Fire and Security technicians to do the job right—every time. We guarantee it.

Inspection Requirements

Section 7.9 of the NFPA 101 Life Safety Code and section 6.8 of the B.C. Fire Code set out the inspection and testing requirements for emergency lighting, including:

Monthly

  • 30-second quick functional check and battery check to ensure lights work if the primary power supply fails
  • Terminal connections are clean, free of corrosion and lubricated
  • Battery surface is clean and dry
  • Pilot lights are functioning and not obviously damaged or obstructed

We are happy to conduct these monthly inspections for you. For your convenience, however, we are available free of charge to train your on-site staff to conduct the monthly inspections. Training includes a complimentary binder of monthly report forms.

Annually

  • Fully inspect all components
  • 90-minute drain test
  • Verify charge voltage and current
  • Check recovery period
  • Check alignment of heads
  • Conduct hazard assessment
  • Provide inspection sticker
  • Complete required paperwork

Our technicians always have a variety of battery packs in their vehicle so your emergency lighting system is up and running by the end of our service call.

Please note: Emergency battery pack units are designed to illuminate emergency exits for 30 minutes, in the event of a power outage. This allows occupants to exit the building safely. These units are not designed to provide working light during power outages.

Your emergency lighting system, on the other hand, must illuminate the facility at prescribed levels for at least 90 minutes (NFPA 101, s. 7.9.2.1). NFPA 70, the National Electrical Code, also sets out performance criteria for emergency lighting systems.

To schedule your monthly or annual emergency lighting inspection, contact us today.

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