Estates Emergency Lighting Planned Preventative Maintenance
This document outlines the procedures that the University expects of its maintenance staff and of any Contractors appointed by the University, in respect of Emergency Lighting.
Emergency Lighting Systems are required to provide the lighting performance needed for safe movement of people in the event of the supply to normal lighting failing. The University recognises its statutory obligations under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and BS 5266 The Code of Practice for Emergency Lighting, to provide emergency lighting systems that are maintained in an efficient state, in correct working order and in good repair, to provide a safe environment for its Students, Staff and Visitors.
It aims to do this by having Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) procedures in place which comply with the family of standards under BS 5266 and associated advisory and best practice guides.
- Reason for Change
A Manual Stand Alone, Self-Contained Systems: Daily Checks
B Manual Stand Alone, Self-Contained Systems: Monthly
C Manual Stand Alone, Self-Contained Systems: Annually
D Automatic Testing Systems: Weekly Tasks
E Automatic Testing Systems: Monthly (Short Duration / Function Test)
F Automatic Testing Systems: Annual (Full Duration Test)
G Central Battery and Static Inverter Systems: Daily (Visual Checks)
H Central Battery and Static Inverter Systems: Monthly (Short Duration Function Test)
I Central Battery and Static Inverter Systems: Annually (Full Duration Test)
J PERIODIC INSPECTION AND TEST CERTIFICATE: BS 5266 – 1: 2011
K Emergency Lighting Asset List
Document owner: Deputy Head of Engineering
Author: Dave Stevens
Last updated: Wednesday, July 4, 2018