Exit and Emergency Lighting

Emergency lighting systems are critical in workplace safety as they provide a path to safety for employees and building occupants in case of evacuation.

Emergency lighting testing is required by law every 6 months to ensure the system is fault-free.

Spartan Fire supply, install and test all emergency evacuation lighting systems according to the three relevant Australian Standards.


An Emergency Lighting Systems Meets Australian Standards If:

Emergency lighting systems in Australia will only meet the required standard if they have all the required components, in reliable working order.

What does this mean for you as a building owner or tenant?

Maintaining a safe and compliant emergency lighting system requires an accredited installer and service provider to check all the technical components are functioning and reliable as per the details of the relevant Australian Standards.

There are 3 Australian Standards for emergency lighting systems:

Part 1: System design, installation and operation
Part 2: Inspection and maintenance
Part 3: Emergency luminaires and exit signs


A compliant system requires the following:

  • Separated lighting circuit to ensure evacuation lights work in a power outage
  • Timed test facility where the lights pass a 90-minute illumination test
  • An adequate amount of exit and emergency lights, which will depend on the evacuation route, exit locations and maximum occupancy

Exit lights must be installed on all doors that allow for direct exits, showing all stairways, passageways or ramps to all levels and out of the building.

Emergency lighting systems must also be visible above fire-isolated stairways, ramps and passageways, regular passageways and hallways on the evacuation route. Australian Standards for emergency lighting may also require additional lighting depending on the specifics of your building.