Service & testing
Regular servicing is essential. The owner/occupier of the premises shall appoint a competent person to supervise servicing of the system. This person shall be given sufficient authority to ensure carrying out of any work necessary to maintain the system in correct operation.
The following minimum inspection and tests shall be carried out at the following intervals:
Indicators of central power supply shall be visually inspected for correct operation
If automatic testing devices are used, the results of the short duration tests shall be recorded
a) switch on in emergency mode each luminaire and each internally illuminated 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.
During this period, all luminaires and signs shall be checked to ensure that they are 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 operation of system monitors shall be checked
c) in addition to a) for generating sets, refer to requirements of ISO 8528
If automatic testing devices are used, the results of the full rated duration test shall be recorded.
For all other systems the monthly inspection shall be carried out and the following additional tests made
a) each luminaire and internally illuminated sign shall be tested as per Monthly requirements but for its full rated duration
b) that supply of 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 and test and its results shall be recorded in the system logbook
d) in addition, for generating sets, refer to ISO 8258