The National Fire Protection Association's Life Safety Code (NFPA 101) requires the installation and maintenance of emergency lighting under section 5-8 “Illumination of Means of Egress” and the installation of exit signs under section 5-10 "Marking of Means of Egress" OSHA also requires emergency lighting under Section 1910.36 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act.
The Life Safety Code requires monthly testing of all emergency lighting. Annual inspection and testing is required by NFPA 70 and the National Electric Code. Both Codes require written test records be kept for inspection by the Authority Having Jurisdiction.
Press test button momentarily to test integrity of the battery and light
Check each light for physical damage
Check alignment of beams and adjust if necessary
Check AC and charge lamps if applicable
90 minute full functional test
Disconnect AC power supply to each unit if necessary
Check battery and lens for corrosion
Clean unit and lens
Adjust beam for proper alignment
Check charging system voltage
Check battery voltage output
Annual maintenance in accordance with NFPA 101, NFPA 70, and OSHA 1910.36