Emergency Lighting Compliance Checklist For Commercial Buildings

Emergency lighting is required in all commercial buildings in Australia. The reason for this is that in the event of a power outage, the emergency lighting will provide a safe and effective means of egress for building occupants. As such, it is important to ensure that emergency lighting is installed and maintained in accordance with the relevant Australian Standard.

Types of Emergency Lighting

Exit signs

These are signs that indicate the location of the nearest exit in the event of an emergency. Exit signs must be illuminated at all times, even in the event of a power outage.

Emergency exit lights

These lights are installed near emergency exits. They are designed to facilitate a safe and effective means of egress in the event of a power outage. Emergency exit lights must be illuminated at all times, even in the event of a power outage.

Emergency floor lights

These lights are installed in the floor, and they provide a visual guide to the nearest exit in the event of a power outage.

Emergency bulkhead lights

These are lights that are installed in the ceiling, and they provide general illumination during a power outage. You can find emergency bulkhead lights in a variety of sizes and wattages to suit your needs.

Emergency downlights

These are lights that are installed in the ceiling, and they provide a focused beam of light in the event of a power outage. They are also available in various sizes and wattages.

Compliance Checklist

According to AS2293, the following should be complied with:

  • All emergency lights must be tested monthly.
  • A logbook must be kept to record all monthly tests, as well as any repairs or maintenance that is carried out.
  • Emergency lights must be replaced every five years.
  • A certified electrician must carry out all tests, repairs and maintenance.
  • All emergency lights must be connected to an emergency power supply that is designed to provide at least 1 hour of backup power in the event of a power outage.

Express Tech Electrical Services can help you with your emergency lighting compliance. We are a certified electrical contractor with extensive experience in the field. We can carry out all tests, repairs and maintenance on your emergency lights, as well as provide you with a logbook to record all monthly tests and any repairs or maintenance that is carried out. Contact us today for your emergency lighting compliance needs.

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