When an emergency or power outage occurs, the proper functioning of your exit and emergency lighting becomes vital. It serves as a means of egress for a quick and safe exit, helping to avoid injuries amid the chaos.
Ensuring compliance with NFPA 101 regulations is essential, and our monthly and annual inspections are here to assist you. By entrusting us with your inspections, you can focus on your business operations while we help you take care of this critical aspect of your safety program.
In most jurisdictions, two types of inspections are required for all exit and emergency lighting. The first type is a monthly visual/push test, which serves the purpose of confirming the operational status and direction of the lights. Additionally, it helps to validate that, at the time of inspection, the battery will activate when the light loses power.
The second type is an annual inspection, often known as a "90-minute test" or a "load test" in certain jurisdictions. The primary objective of this inspection is to assess whether the backup battery can maintain lighting for the necessary duration (typically 90 minutes) during a power outage or emergency situation. Both inspections are mandated by NFPA 101; however, we recommend always consulting your local Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) to understand acceptable testing and inspection methods.
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