A power failure or emergency evacuation at your facility is a critical situation for all occupants. When seconds count, any interruption to accessing the exit & emergency lights toward the path of egress during an emergency can result in personal injury, property damage and unnecessary risk.

Maintaining your emergency lighting system is essential to minimize risk and to provide occupants of your facility a reasonable level of safety.  Also a working emergency lighting system is an ongoing responsibility, an OSHA requirement and an NFPA Life Safety Code requirement. 

  • NFPA 101 – Life Safety Code Sections 7.8 and 7.9 
  • FPA 70 – National Electrical Code 
  • SHA 29 CRF 1910.35 – 1910-38


Monthly: A property owner or management company is required to have all exit & emergency lights inspected monthly.  The inspection includes the following:  

  • 30-second monthly testing                                                                                                                         
  • Bulb & Battery Replacement (when needed)                                                                                                  
  • Aiming of remote heads

Annual: All battery-powered exit & emergency lights must be tested and inspected at least annually per manufactures standards code and. This inspection included includes: 

  • Load testing of batteries                                                                                                                    
  • Examining leads and terminals                            
  • Emergency & Exit light installation                   
  • Bulb & Battery Replacement      
  • Voltage testing                
  • Aiming of remote heads           
  • 90-minute annual testing

Service Records:  Current and accurate service records must be kept relating to all inspection and maintenance activity. Action Fire and Alarm will maintain and update a survey of all emergency and exit lights in a facility, types of fixture, battery type, and location.