Most building residents are unaware that even during the day, a building can be exceedingly dark, making the exits difficult to detect. This is especially true in the event of an emergency or if a significant power outage has occurred. Exit signs and emergency lighting are placed throughout a facility to offer occupants the quickest path to leave in order to escape a potential life-threatening situation.
Emergency lighting and exit signs are powered by 240 volts, just as regular light fixtures. Exit signs and emergency lighting, unlike regular light fixtures, feature an inbuilt battery that enables illumination even when the main power is no longer functioning.
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SHC Group of Companies can install and maintain a vast range of Exit Signage and Emergency Lighting systems in order to help your business maintain safety compliance.
According to Australian Standard AS2293, emergency lighting and exit signage must remain on for at least 90 minutes in the event of power loss.
Exit signs and emergency lighting must also be tested and discharged at the following intervals, according to Australian Standards and regional council requirements:
- 6 Monthly: A 90-minute power drop test must be performed by the technician.
- Annual: A 90-minute power drop test by the technician
SHC Group can help you meet your duty of care by performing these mandatory tests. Performing these tests can also extend the life of the exit sign or emergency light by discharging the batteries every six months, saving you money on replacement equipment in the long term.
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