Cairns and Port Douglas exit and emergency light testing is not only important to your business, it’s a legal requirement under Australian Standards 2293.2. Something you might not know is that all exit and emergency lights have a dual power supply. Connected to the mains, so they are on all the time, with a battery back-up for when there is an actual emergency. Like all batteries, they have a limited lifespan. You will never know if it needs replacing, until you do a test and/or in the worst case scenario, it fails you in an emergency. I think you’ll agree Cairns and Port Douglas, exit and emergency light testing is very important and BH Electrics are your trusted team.
This isn’t just one of those ‘yes I should really action that’ type of issues, it’s a legal requirement under the Australian standard and building code. Why? It’s too late if in the instance of an emergency, you discover your exit lights and/or lighting isn’t working. It’s a national requirement that exit lights are tested every 6 months. During a test, lights must remain illuminated for a minimum of 90-minutes, running on battery power. Additionally, since 2006, it’s a requirement that exit lights display a pictograph of a running man, rather than showing you the word ‘EXIT’. So, are you up to date with your Cairns and Port Douglas exit lighting testing and compliance? If not, give us a call on (07) 4099 3497 or [email protected]


What’s the difference between exit lights and emergency lights? Generally, exit lights are located above doors or are directional, showing people the closet exit in the event of an emergency. While emergency lights can either be used to illuminate a pathway / set of stairs, or a dark room, such as the toilet or bathroom, in the event of a power failure. Emergency lighting provides sufficient light for people to move safely, when there is a power outage. Not only is it a legal requirement for you to have emergency lighting in place, it must also be regularly tested to ensure its operational. BH Electrics are the Cairns and Port Douglas emergency light testing and compliance experts.


Firstly, get in touch with BH Electrics to request a free estimate on your Cairns and Port Douglas exit and emergency light testing requirements. Once that’s sorted, well arrange a mutually convenient day and time to attend your premises and complete the service. Tasks our professional tradespeople will complete during your six-monthly light testing includes, inspect all light fittings, test batteries, to ensure minimum 90 minute capability, cleaning the lights to ensure light output isn’t impacted by dust or dirt, providing documentation of the test results. For more information, contact us today on (07) 4099 3497 or [email protected]

BH Electrics have high tech project management systems. We are able to log your annual compliance due dates into our system and give you a friendly reminder of when your next exit and emergency lighting checks are due.

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