Emergency Light Testing

In the event of an emergency or if your main power supply is lost, we want to make sure all occupants can vacate the building safely via illuminated routes.

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Why choose Lantei to test your emergency lighting?

We make a commitment to our clients to manage their testing schedules, providing monthly flick tests and annual 3 hour drain downs. Lantei will contact you to arrange the testing prior to the due date, so let us shoulder the responsibility for you.

Laws & Regulations

Emergency lighting systems should be periodically tested to ensure that it is in good working order and ready for a potential evacuation.

BS EN 50172:2004 / BS 5266-8:2004 (Emergency escape lighting systems) outlines the minimum provisions to be taken and the frequency of testing required for different properties. Additional information on servicing can be found in BS 5266-1: 2011 (Code of practice for the emergency lighting of premises).

In accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, and the Fire Precautions Workplace Act 1997, the Duty Holder is legally obligated to ensure that the system installed is in full working order and adhere to BS5266 pt 1.


  • Emergency lighting is fully operational and provides illumination to a sufficiently high level, enabling all occupants to evacuate the premises safely in the event of an emergency.
  • We have engineers located nationwide, making our team highly responsive.

Added Value

  • Our engineers are competent in all our services and care for the welfare and safety of everyone associated with our clients.
  • The Lantei planning team find a suitable attendance date for testing, going above and beyond to accommodate site requirements.

The Process

To test an emergency lighting system, a mains power failure on the normal lighting circuits or individual luminaries must be simulated. This will force the emergency lighting system to operate via the battery supply. This test can be carried out manually or automatically.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why are emergency lighting inspections important?

During the event of a fire, it is vital that occupants can leave the building quickly and safely. The emergency lighting aids occupants to find the nearest emergency exits via illuminated routes. To ensure that these lights are working effectively, regular tests and maintenance is required. This is something our planning team can assist with as they create a tailored maintenance schedule to your site.

Will this service disrupt the running of my business?

Our engineers will endeavour to cause minimal disruption to the operational hours of your company. Our planning team are competent communicators, finding the perfect appointment date for your requirements.

Keep your site compliant and your occupants safe with Lantei.

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