Emergency and Exit Lighting – Why is it Important?
If a fire starts somewhere in your building and smoke starts to fill corridors, having well illuminated emergency lighting and fire exit signs can save the precious seconds you need to get everyone to safety. Illuminated emergency and exit lighting combined with easy to read and properly oriented Emergency Evacuation Diagrams can make all the difference during an emergency.
What We Do
When you contact us a member of our professional team will outline over the phone exactly what services we offer and what the costs of those services are. We will send you a written quote outlining what’s been discussed over the phone and once you’ve accepted that quote we will consult with you about the timing of our maintenance visits to each of your sites. Given that all emergency lights and exit signs must be inspected every 6 months (in accordance with the Australian Standards) we will negotiate a recurring schedule of inspection visits to your sites.
Also in accordance with the Australian Standards it is important to note that at each 6 monthly visit we are required to conduct a 90-minute discharge test.
What does this mean?
Every emergency light and fire exit sign is required to last at least 90 minutes when the power drops out. This period allows time for building occupants to safely exit. If any emergency light or fire exit sign does not continuously illuminate during that 90-minute period, the Standards require they be replaced.
How We Do It
Once on site our professional team member will:
If your business has allocated a rectification budget for the immediate replacement of failed items our team member will replace anything that has failed up to the limit of the budget allocated. If there is no rectification budget we will attempt to get approval for replacement whilst on site but if not possible we will document what needs to be replaced in our written report. Our written report provides you with a paper trail for all work carried out on site.
The Guiding Document
The Australian Standard for the inspection and maintenance of emergency lighting and exit signs is AS/NZS 2293.2:1995.