Emergency/Exit Lighting And When It’s Needed
Ever wondered why you need to do 6 monthly emergency lighting service and maintenance check?
You may think that emergency lighting is only used “one” day in case of a fire and that it is not being used at any other time. Ths is generally not the case, below we discuss the different scenarios in which exit lighting is imperative to the safety of guests on your premises.
Emergency Lighting Use Cases
There are different types of emergency lighting systems and they are designed to work in different situations.
Emergency/Exit lights are being used during a fire to assist people to exit the building quickly and safely. When there is a fire it can be smoky and it might be hard to see.
The emergency/exit lights will show you where the nearest fire exit is.
If the power cuts out the emergency light will illuminate to make it easier to see all the exits. It is vital that all staff know where the fire exits are, they also need to familiarise themselves with emergency exit routes and evacuation assembly areas.
Emergency /Exit lights can save lives during a fire.
During a power outage the Emergency system activates by illuminating the emergency/exit lights. It is powered by a battery. Staff can use them to navigate to an exit. In a big building this is especially crucial.
The emergency lights can also be activated if an emergency evacuation is necessary. Evacuation procedures may happen due to emergency, bomb threats or natural disasters.
Exit lights are always on and are illuminated through the mains power, if the power fails the battery system will kick in.
Emergency/ Exit Light Inspections
At Flame Control our testing are done by a licensed electrician.
If there is any defect, with the customer consent, we can fix your exit and emergency lights. This makes sure they are safe and effectively working during an evacuation.
Emergency lights need to be tested and maintained regularly.
A 6 monthly inspection is the prescribed period for business premises.
At Flame Control Fire Protection, we test and inspect lights according to the AS 2293.2 Australian Standard.
We can set up a regular 6 monthly service and maintenance check.
If you are a building owner, you need to make sure your emergency and exit lighting systems are installed in accordance with the Building Code of Australia.
If you have any questions about emergency or exit lighting, contact us today.