Exit signs play a crucial role in ensuring the safety of building occupants by guiding them to the nearest safe exit, especially in unfamiliar or smoke-filled environments.
How often should exit signs be tested and maintained?
Regular monthly inspections are recommended, with a more thorough annual test to ensure the battery backup system works for the duration specified by local codes, often 90 minutes.
Do exit signs require an external power source?
While exit signs are usually connected to a building’s main power supply, they also have battery backups to ensure they remain illuminated during power outages.
How long is the lifespan of an exit sign?
The lifespan can vary based on the type. LED exit signs can last for many years, often over a decade, with minimal maintenance. However, the backup battery might need replacement every few years.
What should I do if my exit sign is not working correctly?
If an exit sign isn’t functioning, it’s crucial to address the issue immediately due to safety implications. Check the power source, battery, and bulbs or LEDs. If issues persist, consult a professional or replace the unit.
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