Navigating the world of regulations for emergency exit lights can feel like finding your way in the dark. No need to panic – with our 40 years of experience in fire safety, you’re in safe hands. We’re here to demystify the Australian standards for emergency exit lighting and help keep your property safe and compliant.

Understanding the Basics of Emergency Exit Lighting

What Exactly Are Emergency Exit Lights?

Emergency exit lights are the unsung heroes in an emergency, guiding you safely out of a building when the unexpected happens. Exit lights operate in much the same way as an emergency light, although most are lit all the time, not just in a power failure. This critical safety signage allows everyone to find their way to exits and safety routes, particularly in cases of power outages and fire emergencies. Proper installation and maintenance of these lights are vital for their effectiveness and compliance.

The Importance of Adhering to Standards

Emergency exit lights are part of your building’s essential fire safety measures, listed on the Annual Fire Safety Statement (AFSS). Meeting Australia’s regulations for emergency exit lights provides a reliable safety net for building occupants. So, it’s not as simple as just installing and fixing emergency exit lights – they need to meet specific fire safety standards, which some electricians might not be fully familiar with.

Australian Emergency Exit Lighting Standards Explained

AS2293.1: Installation Standard

AS2293.1 governs the installation of emergency and exit lights. This standard is important for ensuring that these lights are installed to perform reliably in emergencies. Following this standard means that the emergency lights will be reliable when they’re most needed – during situations like power failures, where they guide people to safety. It covers everything from where the lights should be placed to how they should be connected, making evacuations smoother and safer.

AS2293.2: Maintenance Standard

AS2293.2 focuses on keeping these lights in top working order. Regular maintenance under AS2293.2 involves routine checks, testing, and repairs, if necessary, to guarantee that these lights won’t fail in critical moments. At Betta Fire Protection, we understand the significance of regular and thorough maintenance, ensuring your lights are ready to guide the way whenever needed.

Are Emergency Exit Lights Covered By AS1851?

Emergency exit lights, though crucial for a building’s safety, aren’t covered by AS1851. The Australian Standard AS1851 focuses on routine servicing of fire protection systems like fire sprinklers, alarms, extinguishers, hose reels, and hydrants. Emergency exit lights are classified more as electrical work, usually handled by electricians, rather than as part of the fire systems. However, since emergency and exit lights are listed on the AFSS, fire safety companies also install, maintain, and endorse them.

From Emergency Exit Light Installation to AFSS Endorsement

While electricians handle the technical side, understanding and applying the fire safety aspects is a different ball game. This is where our team of accredited fire safety assessors can assist you, offering an all-encompassing service from installation to AFSS endorsement.

Our team ensures that your emergency exit lights are more than just installed – they’re a reliable part of your fire safety plan. Our fire safety practitioners work with electricians to provide services that exceed these standards, so the safety of your property is never compromised.

Your Next Steps For Compliant Emergency Lighting

Stay ahead of regulations and ensure your emergency exit lights meet both Australian standards and building requirements. For your AFSS, you can confidently rely on our accredited fire safety practitioners to provide a comprehensive endorsement of your lights, ensuring they are up to code and fully compliant.

Ready to discuss your emergency exit lighting needs? Contact us today on (02) 8669 9100 and let’s light up the path to safety together.