From Building networks
Final exits and signs in commercial buildings have been checked by law for over two decades. So.. how often should they be checked.
Answer: check the Compliance Schedule for THAT building. Commonly it is daily when in use for Crowd buildings and monthly for all others. (refernce MBIE: Compliance Schedule Handbook)
If that’s how often they are being checked then why do we see defects or straight out fails or bad installations? Recently I was out and about and came across this exit in a carparking building. The building was old its obvous the escape route and exit signs DO NOT comply with current Building Code for the C docs not F8 – they don’t have to but are they safe and do they function as intended when they were installed? I did wonder if an IQP would pass it, defect it and/or report it? Then I wondered about how Worksafe would see it through their different glasses.
If you’d like to know more about this come along to one of our workshops on IQP Testing for ss15/2 Final Exits and SS 15/4 Signs where we will cover: