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OSHA Regulations for Safety Lighting

Is your business equipped with emergency lighting fixtures and exit signs that meet all OSHA safety regulations? Give Life Safety Service and Supply a call. We offer free inspections and can advise you on what you need to be properly protected.  We have the lighting products you need when the power goes out. We want to make sure we help you do the things that keep your employees and your customers safe by avoiding potential hazards. Proper Emercy lighting will not only lead your employees to safety but will help first repsonders to get to the root of the problem quicker and safer. From battery packs to emergency lighting fixtures themselves, we have all your emergency lighting supply needs covered.

The Importance of Emergency Lighting

Emergency lighting and exit signs are a must for commercial buildings, big and small. Certainly there are economic factors that come into play when businesses decide how to best implement emergency lighting and signs.

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As mentioned, a lot of this is mandatory. OSHA regulates things like emergency lighting in commercial buildings. For example, exit signs must be located in an area that highlights an unobstructed exit from the building.

We should all know why emergency lighting is needed. It starts with safety. If there is a power outage, stairwells still need to remain passible, if possible. Emergency lighting in stairwells and hallways can calm nerves during a power outage. More importantly, emergency lighting should illuminate those areas during an actual emergency, making it easier for people to evacuate the building. This is another reason emergency exit signs should be internally or externally illuminated. The latter means the sign’s light source is contained outside of the device. It’s often incandescent or florescent lighting. Internal illumination means the sign’s lighting is contained inside the actual sign.

Emergency lighting is also valuable to fire crews and search & rescue teams called to the scene during an emergency such as a fire.

Many commercial buildings have emergency lighting and signs from different companies and manufacturers. This can mean different voltage chargers, lamps, batteries and other parts. There is a lack of consistency. Plus, who is testing and maintaining this equipment?

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This is where Life Safety Service & Supply can help. A service contract with Life Safety Service and Supply</a> means removing some of the confusion over who is handling all the emergency lighting and exit signs. Life Safety Service and Supply will handle all of the emergency lighting equipment for your commercial building and do so at an affordable price. The price of safety is never too high.


It goes without saying that it’s important to use an ASC who is properly factory trained and who can install the correct factory OEM parts or batteries.  Let’s list the consequences of NOT using an ASC or OEM parts for this important task:

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Use of non-OEM parts or batteries will:

-violate the UL924 Life Safety Code

-void the products UL listing

-void the products warranty

-produce a possible dangerous situation for an untrained technician

-create a potential situation where the product is unreliable or fails

As facility / EHS managers, we need to do everything we can to ensure that all our Emergency egress lighting and exits are fully operational and code compliant.  Using an Authorized Service Center is a very important part of this effort.

You wouldn’t bring your Chevy to a Ford dealer for repair, would you?

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Rest Easy Knowing your Emergency Lights are Fully Operational & Code Compliant

Businessman relaxing with hands behind his headEvery maintenance and electrical department faces a long list of responsibilities every day. But, too often, they do not have the staff, the training, the experience and the time to fulfill all of their obligations.

That’s why we’re here! Life Safety Service & Supply works with maintenance, facilities and electrical departments like yours to provide regular and proper maintenance of emergency lighting equipment including central DC and AC inverter systems, unit equipment and exit signs. We offer economical maintenance contracts to our clients, who can now be assured that their emergency lighting equipment is up-to-date and ready to provide a means of safe egress in the event of a power outage or other emergency.

Please read these statements from our clients.

Life Safety Service inspects and maintains the emergency lighting in all 13 of our buildings. Attempts to maintain the emergency lighting using in-house personnel proved to be inefficient and not cost effective. Using Life Safety frees our staff for other essential services and maintains the integrity of our emergency lighting as well as providing code compliance and documentation.

Maintaining the emergency lighting unit equipment and the central systems in-house proved to be a daunting task. Life Safety now maintains all the equipment in all of our facilities. Their expertise has provided us with the assurance that our emergency lighting is operable in the event of an outage, as well as code compliance. Life Safety has worked in conjunction with the local Fire Marshal to meet all local requirements and documentation.

Trust Your Emergency Lighting Maintenance to Professionals

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHaving emergency lighting in your school, hospital, or other building is not enough. It is essential to routinely and inspect and test it and make any necessary repairs quickly to ensure that it is functioning properly so that you will be prepared in the event of an emergency.

According to law, emergency lighting equipment must be inspected and tested on a monthly basis, and the results must be recorded. If you operate a large facility, testing and maintaining the amount of emergency lighting equipment in your building could be overwhelming to your maintenance staff, who also have many other responsibilities.

Even if you have a large staff with enough time to do the job, they probably do not have the expertise to maintain your emergency lighting system. Most buildings are equipped with emergency lighting equipment from several manufacturers that has different types of batteries, lamps, chargers, and other parts. This can be confusing to staff who are not properly trained and can lead to mistakes that could result in lost lives in the event of an emergency.

Trust the experts at Life Safety Service & Supply to properly maintain all of your emergency lighting equipment. We will conduct routine monthly visual inspections of all of your equipment. We will check for any exposed or loose wiring that could pose a fire hazard or could become snagged and result in further damage. We will inspect your equipment to ensure that it is securely mounted to the wall or ceiling, and we will check for any cracks or blemishes in the equipment’s housing that are in need of repair.

Our professionals will conduct 30-second illumination tests under battery-backup power of all the emergency lighting equipment in your building every month, and we will conduct 90-minute illumination tests under battery-backup power annually. We will replace any non-functional batteries, make any necessary repairs, and upgrade outdated equipment that could fail in the event of an emergency. We will keep detailed records of our inspections, tests, and repairs as required by law.

Don’t trust something as vital as your emergency lighting system to your regular maintenance staff who do not have the time or training to do the job right. The professionals at Life Safety Service & Supply have the experience and expertise to maintain all of your emergency lighting equipment so that your building’s occupants will be able to exit safely in the event of an emergency.