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Emergency Light Inspection Checklist

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The Power of an Emergency Light Inspection Checklist


Emergency lighting is often overlooked when it comes to the safety of buildings. In darkness, power failures or emergencies such as earthquakes or fires, emergency lighting and escape route marking are the rescuers. An emergency lighting inspection form helps people to move safely, stay calm and enable rapid evacuation.


In Germany, emergency lighting is used as safety lighting for escape routes, for areas of particular danger and as anti-panic lighting in many areas. These include industrial plants, public buildings, office buildings and other workplaces and on large construction sites. With the help of an inspection book, the emergency lighting can be regularly maintained.



These topics are covered in this article:


1. How to work with an emergency light inspection checklist


2. Logging of emergency lighting through test book and test sheets


3. A digital tool for your emergency light inspection checklist


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How to Work With an Emergency Light inspection checklist


Qualified technicians who are familiar with the legal regulations should regularly test and inspect the  emergency lighting. A typical maintenance of the emergency lighting is as follows:


1. Notification of Emergency Lighting Test

Notifying building occupants about the emergency lighting check: The first step in maintenance is to ensure that occupants are aware of the impending darkness simulation to avoid panic and injury.


2. Identify Emergency Lighting

identify emergency lighting in the building: All units generally have red or green LED lighting.


3. Check Emergency Lighting

Insert the test key into the key switch next to the device: After inserting the key, the emergency light should come on. Switch off the corresponding lighting circuit on the power box: The emergency lighting should light up automatically as soon as the power is switched off.


4. Protocol on Emergency Lighting Test

Log all units that are not working: An inspection book for emergency lighting and test sheets help to record any defects found.



Logging of Emergency Lighting Through Test Book & Sheets


Regular and recurring cycles of emergency lighting testing are important. They generate safety and can protect your life and that of your employees. Any faults found must be corrected immediately and all results must be recorded. It is common practice for maintenance inspectors to use an inspection book and test sheets for logging. These record the most important information: Here you get an overview of the necessary recurring inspections:


  1. Daily Tests
    Safety check for operational readiness and functionality should be performed manually every day.
  2. Weekly Check
    Once a week the function of all safety lights had to be tested while switching on the emergency power source. Does the emergency power source burn for at least one hour?
  3. Monthly Check
    Every month a power failure simulation should be carried out to assess whether the emergency lamps have been lit long enough.
  4. Annual Inspection

    Every year an overall evaluation of the emergency lighting systems is carried out. This includes the insulation monitoring, the changeover device, the testing of the necessary operating time, signal lamps and batteries.


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A Digital Tool for Your Emergency Light Inspection Checklist


Paper-based emergency lighting test books are difficult to keep and time-consuming to fill out. Paper logs can easily be damaged and misplaced. This makes it difficult for technicians to track and locate specific records. In addition, the complicated process of capturing and storing photographic evidence makes it unnecessarily difficult to identify repair work.


Lumiform, the powerful mobile inspection application, transforms paper-based test books and test sheets for emergency lighting into powerful digital mobile templates. With Lumiform, technicians can create their own custom mobile forms, save hours on bookkeeping and take unlimited photos of device defects.


Main Advantages:


  • With the flexible form construction kit, you can create an individual emergency action plan within minutes, which can be updated at any time.
  • During the emergency drills, take and upload commented pictures of good practice or areas for improvement.
  • Have the workplace emergency plan at hand at all times - online and offline
  • All results, images and comments are automatically bundled in a digital safety inspection report.



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