Case Study Of Emergency Lighting Testing
1.1.1 Emergency Lighting Testing
British Standard 5266: Part 8, 2004 (BS EN 50172: 2004) - Emergency Lighting Systems say that the ‘owner’ or ‘person who has control’ over the premises is responsible for a number of actions and tests in respect to the building’s emergency lighting system, to ensure compliance in securing the Means of Escape under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.
Monthly and annual testing, combined with the routine maintenance must be carried out by a professional electrical contractor in respect to the building’s emergency system. An Emergency Lighting Log Book is to be kept up to date, and events recorded in it.
It is common for fire alarm servicing companies to carry out the emergency …show more content…
As well as making a provision for fire extinguishers, all efficient fire extinguisher maintenance and servicing should be completed in accordance with BS 5306-3 2009 and part 8 2012. This is a legal obligation and falls under The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (Article 17). It will also require LCM keep their equipment in good working order and make sure they are always located in the correct places within property.
WP would advise having firefighting equipment (extinguishers, blankets, etc) serviced/inspected by a competent expert annually; further expert advice on the matter should be sought by LCM.
1.1.4 Ladder and Barrier Testing
Collective protection systems such as barriers, guardrails, stairs, walkways and permanent access ladders are an essential choice when considering fall protection. For all such items LCM should implemented a comprehensive testing & inspection regime or such items/areas should be closed off/labelled unsafe (cheaper option). An annual test and inspection ensures that your fall protection system is as safe as possible, protecting users and reducing risks to a building owner/‘Duty Holder’. The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (P.U.W.E.R) 1998 require the ‘Duty Holder’ to ensure that any work equipment provided is: • Suitable for use, and for the purpose …show more content…
• FIRE STRATEGEY – LCM should look to further expert advice/assessments to outline any review needed to the fire/emergency equipment (Fire alarm, extinguishers, etc) on site. LCM should have a fire/emergency plan created and displayed in the property, reviewing any potential issues with the blocking of 1 of 2 emergency escape routes by Guardian demises (as previously discussed with LCM).
• REQUIRED SERVICING AND TESTING – LCM should ensure the minimum required inspecting, testing and servicing of the building’s assets as detailed above to ensure full compliance with all regulation as well as with potential regulation that might be deemed applicable in the event of an accident.
• RECORDS & INFORMATION – LCM must ensure that full records are kept of all work, tests, inspections and services so that proof can be provided that all reasonable and slightly further measures have been taken by LCM in the face unclear guidelines to ensure the safety all