The Emergency Lighting Monthly Test.


London Fire Alarms can carry out your Emergency Lighting Monthly Test for you.


Emergency Lighting Monthly Test

THE LAW  All premises that allow access to the public or employees before 9am or after 3.45pm must provide illumination throughout the premises in the event of a power supply failure or an emergency. The Emergency Lighting must be adequate. The British Standard code of practice for this is BS5266. Regardless of how many or few employees, the Fire Safety Law in England and Wales, including The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 requires a proper system of maintenance of the Emergency Lighting to be in place.

TESTING  The Law requires that the Emergency Lighting be properly tested and that the testing must be recorded. Failure to comply may lead to prosecution of the business, it’s directors, managers or any persons responsible for safety.

RESPONSIBILITY  Every premises must have a designated ‘Responsible Person’. If you are reading this article then ‘The Responsible Person’ may well be you. The obligations of ‘The Responsible Person are serious and of the utmost importance. (For more information about this, see the following articles by London Fire Alarms ‘Who is The Responsible Person’ and ‘The Legal Duty of The Responsible Person’.

TRAINING  The Responsible Person must have the necessary training to carry out the following tasks or employ someone else who can

  1. Perform the Monthly Test function and record the test results.
  2. Identify any remedial actions required.
  3. Carry out the necessary procedure to have any faults rectified

NEGLECT  Some property owners and managers neglect to carry out the Emergency Lighting Monthly Test thinking that it is not important, But are they right to think this? Numerous cases can easily be found on line of individuals who have been prosecuted for this neglect. Fines typically in the region of tens of thousands of pounds have been handed out.

 So the authorities certainly regard this neglect as a most serious matter. This negligence may be likened to not having your car insured. You might think you’re ok so long as nothing bad happens or so long as you don’t get caught. But if any incident does occur or if you have an inspection by the Fire Brigade or Local Authority, then you are in trouble, especially if anyone has been injured. See also Enforcement, appeals and Penalties 

We are here to help.  If you are not able to fulfil this obligation, London Fire Alarms can carry out the Emergency Lighting Monthly Test for you. So, you can get on with running your business without having to worry about being non-compliant.

What cost peace of mind?  The cost of the Emergency Lighting Monthly Test is as low as £58 for premises located in West London and a little more for Central, North, East or South London.

If you would like a quotation,

Contact   London Fire Alarms   07838287688

Areas covered include –  Westminster W1 – Soho W1 – Mayfair W1 – West End W1 – Paddington W2 – Bayswater W2 – Queensway W2 – Royal Oak W2 – Lancaster Gate W2 – Acton W3 – Chiswick W4 – Ealing W5 – Hammersmith W6 – Hanwell W7 – Kensington High Street W8 – Maida Vale W9 – Latimer Road W10 – Holland Park W11 – Ladbroke Grove W11 – Notting Hill Gate W11 – Westbourne Park W11 – Shepherds Bush W12 – West Ealing W13 – West Kensington W14 – Southwark SE1 – Chelsea SW3 – Earls Court SW5 – Kensington SW7.

Marylebone NW1 – Regents Park NW1- Camden NW1 – Chalk Farm NW3 – Finchley NW3 – Hampstead NW5 – The City WC1 – Covent Garden WC2 – Charing Cross WC2 – Angel EC1 – Barbican EC1 – The City EC2 – Moorgate EC2 – Tower Hill EC3 – Aldgate EC3 – Blackfriars EC4 – St. Pauls EC4 – Shoreditch E1 – Whitechapel E1 – Shadwell E1 – Rotherhithe SE16 – Canada Water SE16 – Surrey Quays SE16 – New Cross Gate SE14 – Brockley SE4 – Forrest Hill SE23.