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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.
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:
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.
identify emergency lighting in the building: All units generally have red or green LED 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.
Log all units that are not working: An inspection book for emergency lighting and test sheets help to record any defects found.
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:
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.
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.