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ONTARIO REGULATION 213/07 FIRE CODE
Under Fire Protection and Prevention Act, 1997, S.O. 1997, c. 4

Maintenance and lighting for exits
2.7.1.7. (1) Means of egress shall be maintained in good repair and free of obstructions.

(2) Lighting provided for illumination in exits and access to exits, including corridors used by the public, shall be maintained.

(3) Despite Sentence (2), the lighting provided for illumination may be controlled by motion sensors installed in accordance with the Building Code.

Subsection 2.7.3. Exit Lighting and Emergency Lighting

Exit signs
2.7.3.1. Required exit signs shall be clearly visible and maintained in a clean and legible condition.

Same

2.7.3.2. (1) Exit signs shall be illuminated externally or internally, as appropriate for the sign's design, while the building is occupied.

(2) Exit signs that contain self-luminous or photoluminescent material shall be maintained in accordance with
(a) the sign manufacturer's maintenance instructions, if any, and
(b) the conditions outlined in the approval of the designated evaluation body under the Building Code, if any.

Emergency lighting
2.7.3.3. (1) Pilot lights on emergency lighting unit equipment shall be checked monthly for operation.

(2) Emergency lighting unit equipment shall be inspected monthly to ensure that
(a) the terminal connections are clean, free of corrosion and lubricated when necessary,
(b) the terminal clamps are clean and tight as per manufacturer's specifications,
(c) the electrolyte level and specific gravity are maintained as per manufacturer's specifications, and
(d) the battery surface is kept clean and dry.

(3) Emergency lighting unit equipment shall be tested
(a) monthly to ensure that the emergency lights will function upon failure of the primary power supply, and
(b) annually to ensure that the unit will provide emergency lighting for a duration equal to the design criteria under simulated power failure conditions.

(4) After completion of the test required in Clause (3)(b), the charging conditions for voltage and current and the recovery period shall be tested to ensure that the charging system is in accordance with the manufacturer's specifications.

(5) Except as provided in Sentences (1) to (4), emergency lights shall be inspected at intervals not greater than 12 months to ensure that they are functional.

(6) Where emergency power for the lights referred to in Sentence (5) is provided from a system of batteries, the batteries shall be inspected and tested in accordance with the procedures set out in Sentences (2) to (4).