AS/NZS 2293.1:2018 Emergency lighting and exit signs for buildings - Part 1: System design, installation and operation
- AS/NZS 2293.1:2018
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- Information provider
- Standards New Zealand
- Standards Australia, Standards New Zealand
- Information type
- New Zealand Standard
This Standard provides designers, installers and certifiers of emergency lighting and exit signage schemes with the relevant requirements and guidance for the provision of emergency lighting and exit signs to all designated spaces within a building in order to ensure an acceptable level of illumination for the safe evacuation of occupants from those spaces in an emergency situation.
It specifies updated installation requirements and adapts the Standard to current technologies, terminologies and deletes out of date references or methods.
This Standard specifies requirements for the design and installation of emergency escape lighting and illuminated emergency exit signage systems for buildings. Both central battery and single point or self contained systems are included. The scope of this Standard does not include the following: Constructional (including appearance) requirements for emergency escape luminaires and exit signs. These requirements can be found in AS 2293.3. Requirements for maintaining an emergency escape lighting installation once installed. These requirements can be found in AS/NZS 2293.2. Specification of the types of buildings or particular spaces that are required to be provided with emergency escape lighting. This is typically set out in the Building Code of Australia (BCA). Requirements for emergency evacuation lighting of the interior of lift cars. These requirements can be found in AS 1735. Requirements for high-risk task area lighting. Requirements for standby lighting. Due to the known detrimental effect of smoke on the visual conditions provided by emergency lighting, it is recommended that provision be made to keep escape paths as free from smoke as possible by means such as construction techniques and ventilation.