Emergency Lighting Monthly Checks

Author - Emily Weekes |
Publish Date - October 10, 2019

The main purpose of emergency lighting is to clearly illuminate the escape routes of a building. They are also used to highlight other fire safety signs and equipment.

As part of your fire safety maintenance, you should be testing your emergency lighting monthly.

Learn what you should be looking for in our short video guide.

What to inspect

All emergency lighting systems should be tested monthly. This is carried out by separating the supply to the lighting circuit, thus ensuring that all lights are fully functioning.

When in test mode, the system will simulate the power being cut to the emergency lighting.

When you are satisfied that all emergency lights in the area have illuminated as expected, you may switch the key back to normal mode.

Upon installation, the Churches Fire & Security technician will demonstrate how to perform this simple monthly check using a test key.

Our skilled technicians ensure all systems are serviced to BS 5266 at least annually to ensure compliance with the latest standards.

Emergency Lighting Monthly Checks


The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 asserts that emergency lighting is required in non-domestic buildings and in the communal areas of Houses of Multiple Occupancy (HMO). They must clearly illuminate the building’s emergency exits and escape routes in the event of a lighting or power failure.

Often only noticed when activated, emergency lighting is a major component of business fire safety services. In position to help protect property, assets and people, the main purpose of this type of lighting is to direct people to escape routes and fire exits in a fire situation.

key inside the emergency lighting test box to start some servicing checklists


If you would like to find out more about emergency lighting and how Churches Fire & Security can help you and your business, call our customer development team on 0370 608 4350 or complete the form for a call back:

A thorough service of your emergency lighting system must be carried out annually by a qualified Churches Fire & Security engineer.

At Churches Fire & Security we have the qualifications and experience to help you meet your fire safety duties, whilst ensuring compliance to the relevant standards.

Contact Us