Emergency Lighting Maintenance
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What We Do
Emergency Lighting as part of your specified systems should be tested, maintained and a Form 12a issued for your annual Building Warrant of Fitness.
In most of the buildings while we are testing and completing repairs on your Emergency Lighting the electricians check all your common area lighting as part our service.
For new Emergency Lighting installations you will generally have a plan for us to install to, or we can arrange to have this completed for you.
Based on your compliance schedule requirement we will label & setup a maintenance schedule to inspect and maintain them through to your Building Warrant of Fitness each year.
Who is responsible for keeping you and your staff safe in an emergency?
Ensuring you and your colleagues can exit the building safely in case of emergency or power outage could be your responsibility. Sometimes emergency lighting maintenance falls under the tenant, not the property manager, so get clear on whose job it is and ensure you’re prepared in case of an outage.
Safety first: Do you have staff working late? What happens if the power goes out? Are your lights maintained?
When lights go out during the day in an office with lots of natural light, exiting the building should be relatively easy, but if it is evening or your building has limited natural light, you could find it difficult to find your bearings and exit safely. Add an emergency into the mix, such as a fire, and people tend to panic and rush and the effectiveness of your emergency lighting becomes paramount.
Emergency lighting is intended to be used for emergency egress only, not to carry on using when the power goes out. It has a limited time period that it will run for, then it will switch off and you won’t be able to safely exit the building. It is designed so you can exit out safety with a clear pathway which you can see.
Regular maintenance means you can rest easy
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 are coming to end of life and several fittings are coming to an end it can be costly. So, it’s often easier to increase the frequency and do three or four checks in a year, 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 Independent Qualified Persons (IQP) since 1991.
All the on road team are fully qualified 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.