Unit Emergency Lighting (EM)

Unit Equipment for Emergency Lighting Testing Competency Guide (EM)

General Knowledge:

  • Basic Electricity
  • Basic Electronics
  • Unit Equipment hardware and components
  • Unit Equipment wiring and configuration requirements
  • Operating and test procedures

Applicable Codes:

  • Vancouver Fire By-law
  • B.C. Fire Code
  • B.C. Building Code
  • Vancouver Building By-law
  • Canadian Electrical Code
  • C22.2 No. 141 (Standard for Unit Equipment for Emergency Lighting)

Competencies – Technician is able to:

  1. Conduct inspection and testing in conformance with applicable codes.
  2. Conduct an inspection of “Unit equipment for emergency lighting” main components
  3. Conduct an inspection of “Unit equipment for emergency lighting” field components.
  4. Conduct a test of the “Unit equipment for emergency lighting”.
  5. Conduct a test of the charging conditions.
  6. Prepare clear and accurate inspection and test reports.
  7. Communicate clearly with the owner or authorized agent.
  8. Communicate clearly with the authority having jurisdiction.

Performance factors – The technician is able to:

  1. Understand and conduct all inspection and testing in conformance with the applicable code requirements.
  2. Conduct and inspection of the main components such as, but not limited to, AC power “on” light, battery leads and terminals, battery water level and test “float” voltage before simulating a power failure.
  3. Conduct and inspection of the field components such as, but not limited to, remote heads and conductors for any physical damage or misplacement.
  4. Conduct a test of the unit to ensure it will provide emergency lighting for a duration equal to the design criterion under simulated power failure conditions.
  5. Conduct a test to ensure the charging conditions for voltage and current and the recovery period is functioning.
  6. Prepare clear and accurate inspection and test reports and maintain records for the authority having jurisdiction.
  7. Communicate with the owner or authorized agent and make recommendations for deficiencies that need to be rectified.
  8. Communicate clearly with the authority having jurisdiction and advise him of any problems or unsafe condition in the building.