Exit and Emergency lighting are installed in many buildings in Australia, including in businesses and residential premises. The Australian standard that is legislated in all states is AS2293. The standard year will apply to the buildings age, unless major renovations have been completed or the premise has seen a classification change.
AS 2293.2-2019 – Emergency escape lighting and exit signs
Broken into design and service, Part 2 looks at the routine service and maintenance that will be covered below.
FCF Fire & Electrical hold the rare licence of Emergency and Exit Lighting Design and can complete the required works from design, installation, commissioning to servicing. Call FCF Fire & Electrical on 1300 375 884 for more information.
Emergency Lighting and Exit Signs for Buildings AS2293.2-2019
Part 2: Routine service and maintenance
AS2293.2 is broken into 3 main sections plus Appendices;
- Scope and General
- General Requirements
- Inspect, Survey, Test, Service and Maintenance Procedures
Fire professionals Terminology
Definitions used by Fire Service Professionals to Test, Inspect, Replace Exit lighting
Some Common definitions used by the Fire Technicians for Emergency and Exit Light Testing;
- Approved Design– The final design, as commissioned or subsequently modified by a licenced fire certifier (Exit and Emergency Lighting Certifier)
- Baseline Data– Data provided by the certifier at completion of commissioning
- Inspect/inspection– Visual examination of the components to record settings, parameters, physical condition or fitness for purpose.
- Log Book– A maintenance record with the correct fields, locations, identifications of all equipment.
- Preventative Maintenance– actions including cleaning, adjustment and replacement of components are predetermined frequency, to minimize risk of failure.
- Shall– indicates that the testing and inspections are mandatory
- Survey– Visual inspection, typically conducted from floor level, to identify if the emergency lighting or exit sign system has been adversely altered, damaged or compromised by changes in the occupancy, environment, construction or building.
FCF Fire & Electrical Recommendations
As experienced and licenced Electricians, Fire Technicians and Exit Lighting Certifiers. FCF recommend using a quality contractor who provides lighting with 5 Year Warranties. A contractor that understands the full requirements and doesn’t leave your business at risk. All too often FCF Certifiers find issues with systems that have only just been inspected. Exit light testing can seem easy on face value however we have only covered a small part of the regulations, legislations and AS2293, it is much more complex than it seems.
Use a professional that puts your business and budgeting first.