Poor maintenance of essential fire safety measures is one of the leading causes of delays in submitting an Annual Fire Safety Statement (AFSS), and delays in submission of an AFSS for your facility can be more than just a headache, they can incur real financial costs in the form of fines. If you need assistance in submitting a Stay of Infringement (SOI) contact Futura Fire to discuss options that suit your business requirements.
Are my exit and emergency lights being maintained correctly?
Maintenance of fire detection and alarm systems is governed by AS2293.2, but what does that mean? How can you tell if you are currently getting the service you are paying for? Here is a non-exhaustive look at some of the things your service contractor should be doing as part of their routine servicing.
Simulate a power failure to the lighting system and run exit and emergency lights for at least 90 minutes off battery supply
Inspect manual test facilities for conditions that could affect their function
Ensure operation of manual test facilities functions
Visually inspect to make sure emergency lighting relationship with normal lighting in the area is functioning correctly
Clean all light emitting or reflecting surfaces of exit and emergency lights
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