May 15, 2019

Don’t get caught in the dark

Shorter days mean we are much more reliant on our artificial lighting to perform and perform well. Don’t let failing lamps leave you in the dark this winter.

We have enjoyed an extra-long summer in Auckland, but as the days get shorter we are often still at work after the sun has set, and in some cases before it has risen. So, when lamps go out it can be more of an issue – from both a productivity and safety perspective.

Now is the perfect time to start thinking about lamp maintenance and keeping on top of it to ensure all your lamps, including your exterior security lights and emergency lighting, are working properly.

Rest easy with emergency lighting

If you have staff working after dark are you prepared if the power goes out? Can they exit safely if there is a power outage or emergency?

Testing and maintaining your emergency lighting on a regular basis not only gives you peace of mind, but ensures you are meeting the compliance schedule for the building. The Building Act 2004 and The Building Amendment Act 2012 is a piece of legislation administered by your local council. Part of the Act is the Compliance Schedule for each building which describes the inspection, maintenance and reporting procedures for all the specified systems. All maintenance is automatically scheduled and your Form 12a is issued and sent to your Building Warrant of Fitness agent seamlessly.

In more modern buildings you may only require testing every six months, but sometimes we find that frequency can become expensive – for example if batteries and several fittings are coming to an end all at once it can be costly. So, it’s often easier to increase the frequency and do three or four checks in a quarter, to spread out the work and the cost.

Efficiency and convenience – you’re in safe hands

We are specialists in Emergency Light testing, repairs and have been registered as an IQP (Independent Qualified Persons) since 1991.

Our road team are fully trained and carry most lamp types so any repairs and/or lamp changes can be completed at the time of the testing, saving you additional costs at a later date. All fittings are identified with our unique numbering system and every repair made on the emergency fittings is logged. All new battery installations are individually labelled with a serial number to track their life.

To book a maintenance call or to talk to one of our team about your emergency lighting needs call (09) 414 0030.

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  • Darlene Henshaw