Exit and Emergency Light Inspection and Maintenance
Exit and emergency lighting is used to aid visibility and safely guide people out of a building.
Standard in hospitals, cinemas, shopping centres, and corporate dwellings, the law requires establishments to have the three most common exit and emergency lighting installations. These are:
- Emergency escape lighting
- Illuminated exit signs
- Standby or back-up lighting
Where to Install Exit and Emergency Lighting
Signs and lighting units must be visibly placed to clearly show passage routes to the exits of the premises such as mezzanines, garages, stairs, etc.
You should pay particular attention to:
- Individual steps
- Stairwells and landings
- Areas with a sudden or unexpected level change
- Corridor intersections
- Direction changes
You should also consider access points to fire alarms and any other areas that you as a business owner or manager think lighting is necessary.
Exit and Emergency Lighting Inspection and Maintenance
Beyond installation, did you know that in accordance to Australian Standards 2293.2, emergency lighting systems must be certified every six months?
These 90-minute battery power down tests (or discharge tests) ensure that all exit and emergency lighting units are fully functional and batteries can sustain their charge for 90 minutes during an emergency or evacuation situation (like a power blackout or building fire).
The tests identify:
- Damaged equipment
- Exposed wires
- Dead batteries
- Dull or blown bulbs
If now is the time for your exit and emergency lighting inspection, Briggs Electrical can help!