AS2293.2-2019 Emergency lighting and exit signs for buildings - routine service and maintenance

I am pleased to confirm that the latest edition of AS2293.2-2019 - Emergency lighting and exit signs for buildings Routine service and maintenance was published today and can be purchased form then Standards Australia website.

Work started on the AS2293 suite of Standards in early 2016 (3 years ago) and has gone through series of major changes.

The new Standard draws inspiration from AS1851:2012 in terms of structure and layout so people in the fire protection industry should find the Standard somewhat easier to use.


On Tuesday April 9, 2019 SAI Global published Australian Standard / New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 2293.2:2019 - Emergency lighting and exit signs for buildings, Routine service and maintenance (the Standard”).

The Standard sets out requirements and procedures for emergency lights and exit signs to ensure that such systems will be in a state of readiness for operation at all times. The changes in this edition are primarily a consequence of alterations made in AS/NZS 2293.1:2018 and AS/NZS 2293.3:2018.

The following changes of significance have been introduced:

  1. The layout has been aligned with AS 1851, Routine service of fire protection systems and equipment. A table structure has been introduced to simplify application, and reduce duplication and complexity.
  2. Introduction of—
    1. baseline data against which maintenance and ongoing system performance requirements are measured;
    2. concept of routine service, including preventative maintenance;
    3. procedures for intervals greater than 12 months;
    4. concepts of critical defect, non-critical defects and non-conformance along with requirements for reporting;
    5. light source life (LSL) assessment for LED luminaires and exit signs; and
    6. additional information and guidance in Appendices C, D, E, F and G.
  3. Align terms with various legislative instruments.
  4. Update references and requirements to align with most recent International and Australian Standards.

There are four sections to the Standard as well as seven appendices as follows;

  • Section 1 - Scope and General
  • Section 2 - General Requirements
  • Section 3 - Reporting
  • Section 4 - Inspection,Survey, Test, Service and Maintenance
  • Appendices (A to G)

More information to follow...

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