Emergency Lighting

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.

Emergency Lighting

How We Do It

Once on site our professional team member will:

  • Inspect every emergency light and exit sign to ensure they are in working order
  • Identify any light or sign not working at the beginning of the test as non-compliant
  • Identify any light or sign initially working but not working at the end of the 90-minute discharge test as non-compliant
  • Clean all fittings and reflective surfaces

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.

Want a customised compliance solution?

Our team will work with you to develop a plan that suits your business.

Why Choose AWTT ?

  • We are driven to keep your staff, your clients, and your buildings safe
  • We are industry leaders with over 15 years experience
  • We utilise national best practice testing protocols and equipment, and we test every item, every time
  • Our schedule of testing visits is negotiated with you
  • We listen to your needs and requirements and we meet them
  • We carry extended Public Liability insurance ($20 million)
  • No franchises – our employees and selected quality contractors complete all work
  • Each member of our professional team has the correct licenses for each State and Territory
  • Every staff member has a current Police Check and a Working with Children (Blue) Card
  • We do what we do best so that you can focus on what you do best