Frequently asked questions

How can you tell if the exit or emergency lights are working?


Every exit sign and emergency light has a visible LED Charge indicator. If the charge indicator light is on it means that there is power to the light fitting and that the back-up battery is being charged. If the charge indicator light is not on it means that the back-up battery has failed or there is no power to the light fitting. You can also momentarily test each fitting by pressing a test button next to the indicator. This puts the light fitting into an emergency mode.




How often do you need to inspect Exit & Emergency Lighting?


All exit lights and emergency lighting must be inspected on a 6 monthly basis in accordance with AS 2293.2 (Inspection and Maintenance Standard). An inspection and test should include the following services: - Discharge Test - Replacement of Tubes and Starters - Cleaning of Diffusers




Are there any penalties for not maintaining the emergency lights in my building?


Emergency and exit lighting is an essential life safety device and the non-compliance with regulations regarding its correct installation and maintenance jeopardises the safety of building occupants. There is a legal requirement to comply with NCC and AS/NZS 2293 and the WH&S legislation (OH&S in Victoria and WA) treats a serious breach as an indictable offence and carries a maximum penalty of $3 million for a corporation and a significant financial penalty and up to 5 years imprisonment for individuals. Emergency and exit lighting is an essential life safety device and the non-compliance with regulations regarding its correct installation and maintenance jeopardises the safety of building occupants.