Emergency Light Inspection

Emergency lights are as critical to your fire and safety protection as the fire alarm panel is. Without lights, occupants are unable to find their way safely out of your building in an emergency situation. Emergency lights provide lighting in corridors, stairwells, ramps, escalators, aisles, and exit passageways in the event of a power outage. If your emergency lights fail to operate properly during an emergency situation the building occupants may become disoriented.

Emergency Light Inspection Requirements

Our certified fire technicians will inspect your emergency lighting and exit signs thoroughly and professionally. Section 7.9 of the NFPA 101 Life Safety Code, and M.B. Fire Code Section 2.1.3.7 and Winnipeg bylaws require you to schedule annual testing and inspections.

  • 90-minute drain test
  • Check terminal connections are clean, free of corrosion and lubricated
  • Inspect for correct location and quantity of lights for occupancy.
  • Battery surface is clean and dry
  • Conduct hazard assessment
  • Inspect units for proper installation and for secure mounting.
  • Pilot lights are functioning and not damaged

Important Notes:

During a power outage, emergency battery pack units are constructed to light up emergency exits for 30 minutes allowing for tenants to leave the building safely. These units are not designed to provide working light during power outages.

However, your emergency lighting system must light up the facility for at least 90 minutes (NFPA 101, section 7.9.2.1). NFPA 70, the National Electrical Code, also sets out performance criteria for emergency lighting systems.

SI Alarms provides Emergency Light testing in:

Altona, Arborg, Ashern, Beausejour, Birch River, Bowsman, Brandon, Carberry, Carman, Churchill, Crystal City, Dauphin, De Salaberry, East Saint Paul, Elkhorn, Falcon Lake, Fisher Branch, Flin Flon, Gillam, Gimli, Gladstone, Grand Beach, Headingley, Hanover, Killarney, La Salle, Lac du Bonnet, Lynn Lake, MacGregor, McCreary, Miniota, Minnedosa, Morden, Morris, Neepawa, Niverville, Oakville, Pembina, Pinawa, Pine Falls, Portage la Prairie, Riverton, Roblin, Rossburn, Russell, Saint Andrews, Saint Georges, Saint Malo, Saint Clements, Saint Boniface, Selkirk, Shell River, Snow Lake, Snow Lake, Springfield, Steinbach, Stonewall, Swan River, Teulon, The Pas, Thompson, Victoria, Virden, West Saint Paul, Winkler, Winnipeg Beach, Winnipegosis & Winnipeg