If your business is based in a building, you need to have clear evacuation strategies in place for emergencies. Emergency light testing and exit light testing will ensure your business has a clear exit path in place in case of an emergency. Evacuation lighting is essential during blackouts and electrical failure, as well as during a fire. A clearly lit path can reduce panic and increase the chances of your staff avoiding any harm.
At Jim’s Fire Safety, we are a team of trained fire safety testing technicians. We can inspect and test your emergency lighting system and maintain safety in your building. Ask one of our team members to visit your workplace today. Our mobile service means that you can access emergency light maintenance when it is convenient for you.
According to the Building Code of Australia, an emergency lighting system must be installed on every level of a building where a storey has a floor space of more than 300m2. The system must be installed in every hallway that is part of an evacuation path, or in any room that has a floor space more than 100m2 that does not open to a hallway. Exit signs must be clearly visible and installed above doors that lead to any required exits or roads/open space. For more information regarding building compliance/exit and emergency light testing, you can take a look at the code or contact one of our team members to discuss your obligations.
How often do I need exit and emergency light testing?
According to the AS2293.2 standard for emergency lighting testing & inspection, all emergency luminaries and exit signs need to be inspected at 6-monthly intervals. During the inspection, a trained individual must test the lamps and replace any defective lights. Each device will also undergo a discharge test in which a technician will turn the battery charger off and simulate a power outage for a duration of 90 minutes. The test will continue until every emergency light or exit sign is tested.
Your lighting system should receive another test every 12 months with all the same procedures as the 6-monthly test, plus the inspection and cleaning of fittings and reflective surfaces. It is important that you hire a professional to test your system instead of simply replacing the battery on your own. Without a formal discharge test, you could be unaware of potential power failures in your system. A trained technician will be able to identify any faults in your lighting through thorough inspection and compliance with the current safety standards.
Light Globe Supply and Replacement
It is a requirement under the AS2293.2 standard that any faulty lamps are replaced during the 6-monthly inspection. A member of our fire safety testing team can complete your emergency lights testing and replace any broken globes. Ask our technicians about energy efficient replacement globes. Replacing incandescent globes with energy efficient luminaries will help to reduce lighting costs in your building as well as your impact on the environment.
An incandescent light globe is a light that uses a wire filament. This type of globe has been phased out since 2007 in Australia, but there is a chance there could be some left in your building. The incandescent light bulb is significantly less efficient than modern alternatives. Enquire today to find out more about your energy efficient light replacement options. A Jim’s Fire Safety technician can help you update your lighting system today.
Why should I choose Jim’s Fire Safety for emergency and exit light testing?
At Jim’s Fire Safety, we are specialists in emergency light testing & exit light testing. We want your staff to be protected in case of an emergency – with careful inspection and replacement of globes, your building will have a clear exit in an emergency. When you use one of our technicians, you will receive a detailed testing report for each device we check. You will also have an option to be notified when your next emergency light maintenance session is due. We will help your business remain compliant with Australian safe working standards with our ongoing support and excellent service team. Contact our team today for a free quote or more information about testing and tagging in your building.