- My Ecoglo Keyring so I could find keys and my glasses beside them
- That I had charged my iphone and could use that light for a short while
- The emergency lights in the hallway worked so I could quickly see my way to the stair
When it comes to emergency lights we often think the "emergency" relates only to fire but it could be any number of things: earthquake, flood, attack, and like our Ozzie cousins right now a power surge due to overloading of the system as aircons try to cope with extreme heat conditions.
Emergency Lights come into their own when we least expect it. But they have to actually be there and be tested and be in a state of readiness. That's the job of the IQP to make sure this happens. Take a look at this photo - who thought it was a good idea to put it over a fan?
While they aren't complicated systems there are rules around:
- how often to test and what to test
- whether you can swap photoluminiscent or LEDs out for old lamps
- equipment that complies with F6 and F8
- what an electrician can do before a specialist designer should get involved
- the additional paperwork required other than energy work certificates
All this and more is covered in our IQP Refresher Course in Emergency Lights.
For details on this upcoming course click HERE.