Where are emergency lights required?

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Where are emergency lights required?

Where are emergency lights required?

In Australia, emergency lights are required in every single building. There are common areas that people pass through, such as hallways, offices, warehouses, kitchens, and much more (primarily commercial and industrial areas and residential areas such as blocks of units, government housing etc.

Depending on the type of premises, there are different kinds of emergency lights suitable for the application.

For example, in a block of units, there are carparks, fire stairs, front and back of the building, hallways, and entry and exits to the lobby.

Emergency Lights required in a Block of Units

Carparks – The type of emergency lights used in a car park are emergency batten lights, usually IP65 rated (Weatherproof), and exit lights.  

Fire stairs – The type of emergency lights used in fire stairs are again emergency batten lights or emergency oyster lights, Bulkhead emergency as well as exit lights again.

Front Back of Building – The front and back of the building usually just requires emergency floodlight indoors, exit lights and also emergency lights.

Hallways – Hallways require emergency lights such as spitfires, emergency oysters and also exit lights in the main entry exits and pointing to the fire stairs.

Lobby – The lobby is the most common area and usually uses lights that double as a regular light as well as emergency lights such as oyster lights, bulkheads, and emergency battens.

Visit this link to view the emergency lighting diagram to understand emergency lighting diagrams. SAI GLOBAL Emergency Diagram


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