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Annual Emergency Light Inspection

The Crucial Role of Emergency Light Inspections

An emergency lighting inspection is a procedure conducted to ensure that emergency lights and exit signs in a building are functioning properly and are in compliance with safety standards. This inspection is crucial because emergency lighting is designed to provide illumination allowing people to safely exit a building in the event of a power outage or other emergencies. The standards followed during an emergency lighting inspection typically include local building codes and standards set by organizations such as the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards.

Here’s what an Annual Emergency Lighting Inspection generally entails:

visual inspection

Visual Inspection

This involves checking all emergency lighting units and exit signs for any physical damage, improper installation, or obstructions that could
impede their visibility or operation.

duration test

Duration Test

Emergency lighting systems must be able to operate for a
minimum period under battery power (usually 30 minutes). Inspectors will conduct a test to ensure the lights stay illuminated for this duration.

maintenance records review

Maintenance Records Review

Inspectors will review the maintenance records of the emergency lighting system to ensure regular testing and maintenance are being conducted.

functional testing of emergency lighting

Functional Testing

This is a test of the lights and signs to ensure they turn on
automatically when power is lost. The inspection includes a “flick test” to simulate a power failure.

illumination level check

Illumination Level Check

This test ensures that emergency lights provide
adequate illumination for safe egress.

corrective actions for deficiencies

Corrective Actions for Deficiencies

If any issues or deficiencies are found during the inspection, these must be documented, and corrective actions should be taken promptly.

battery inspection

Battery Inspection

Emergency lights are typically battery-operated, so their
batteries must be checked for proper charge and replaced if they show signs of failure or inability to hold a charge.

exit sign visibility

Exit Sign Visibility

Inspectors ensure that all exit signs are clearly visible, properly illuminated (if they are designed to be), and correctly indicate the direction of egress.

detailed reports of inspections


A detailed report is provided after the inspection, outlining the status of the emergency lighting system, any deficiencies found, and recommendations for repairs or improvements.

Shine a Light on Safety with Alltron's Emergency Lighting Solutions

Alltron Systems' Inspections Ensure Your Peace of Mind.


Regular inspections and testing of emergency lighting are mandatory to comply with safety regulations and to ensure the functionality of these systems in emergencies. The frequency of inspections can vary based on local regulations, but generally, monthly and annual inspections are conducted to verify both the operational and battery conditions of emergency lighting systems.


At Alltron Systems, your safety is our priority. That's why we provide complimentary consultations to assess your emergency lighting inspection requirements. Our expert team will work with you to tailor a solution that meets your specific needs and ensures compliance with safety standards. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation and take the first step towards a safer environment.


Ready to ensure your emergency lighting is reliable when you need it most? Contact Alltron Systems today to learn more about our comprehensive emergency light inspections. Our expert team is here to assess your needs, provide tailored solutions, and ensure your compliance with safety regulations. Don't leave your safety to chance – reach out to us now to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards a safer environment.

 9507-42 Ave, Edmonton, AB  |  Tel: 780-414-0194

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