Emergency lighting units and exit signs are battery backup power sources that illuminate in case of a power outage. Emergency lighting units are constantly connected to AC power which continuously charges internally installed batteries. When a unit loses AC power, the battery becomes the primary power source and immediately provides lighting throughout a property thus people can evacuate safely in case of an emergency. An emergency lighting unit shall provide illumination of minimum 10.8 lux along the path of evacuation route at floor level (NFPA 101: 22.214.171.124.1). Below is the minimum requirement of lighting:
- 2 hours for high-rises.
- 1 hour for the building of Group B (jail, hospitals, etc.).
- 30 minutes for any other occupancy type.
(BC Building Code)
Otis Fire Protection Vancouver will help your company install the emergency light in the appropriate places:
- At escape routes and exits.
- Open areas greater than 60 square meters.
- At any change of direction.
- Near first aid locations.
- Near firefighting equipment areas of special risk.
- At any changes in floor level.
NFPA 101 and B.C. Fire Code regulate the requirements for emergency lighting and exit sign inspections, testing, and installation. For your convenience, we can train your staff free of charge on how to conduct proper monthly inspections, maintenance and how to prepare proper documentation of any given system in which the documentation form will be provided by our technicians.
Otis Fire Protection Inc. certified technicians will make a comprehensive inspection and testing of your emergency lighting systems to ensure all the components are operating correctly and that indicators are working well. All faults will be logged and corrected as soon as possible in the emergency lighting log book.
NFPA 101: 7.9.3
A full system inspection of the emergency lighting systems and exit signs will be performed by our certified professionals according to NFPA 101 and B.C. Fire Code.
- 30, 60, 120-minute (depending on occupancy type) drain test.
- Making sure batteries recharge properly.
- Inspection of all components.
- All indicator lights are functioning.
- Make sure that the battery surface is clean and dry (free from corrosion).
- Checking all remote heads.
- Certifying emergency lights and exit signs and providing an inspection report to the building owner.
- If an exit sign or an emergency light is found inoperable, a list of deficiencies will be provided to the building owner.
- We always have an inventory of most common batteries and bulbs in our trucks and offer repairs on the spot to prevent our customers from paying an additional trip charge.
NFPA 101: 7.9.3
We have the necessary skills, training and knowledge to perform the required maintenance and service in compliance with NFPA, BC Building Code, and B.C. Fire Codes.
Please contact us to book for emergency light inspection services in Vancouver.
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