Its very easy to turn a blind eye to the everyday fixtures and fittings in your commercial building or office space. By law in Melbourne, it is important to check and replace any emergency exit lighting that is faulty to ensure employee safety during the event of an emergency. This testing and maintenance should really be attended to every 6 months. Here at EDC Solutions we understand the requirements when testing emergency exits and lighting, we make sure we carry out the following tasks;
- Clean and look for any faulty globs, make sure there is no significant build up of dust and dirt, and replace the entire unit if required.
- Check that the switches are not faulty, we do this by disconnecting the existing battery and test it on a secondary battery source. EDC Solutions then test the switch (Circuit Breaker). If the test does not illuminate the lighting, then the switch is deemed faulty and will need replacing ny one of our electricians based in Melbourne.
- One of the most common causes of faulty emergency lights and exits is the fact that they have faulty or flat batteries. Most batteries on average can power an exit light for up to 5 years, but this may vary due to the condition of the light and the amount of voltage it requires to be powered. Our qualified electricians based out of Melbourne make sure to check and assess the battery for leaking and distortion first. If the battery appears faulty we will replace and refit the exit lights.