In Australia, like most developed countries, we have a general expectation of safety. In the built environment, much of this safety (after the construction and occupation phases) is ensured by the ongoing maintenance of relevant life safety systems such as fire protection equipment.

There are a number of relevant standards that work in combination to ensure that people, property and the environment are protected. In the fire protection space, two important standards are AS 1851-2012 Routine Service of Fire Protection Systems and Equipment, and AS 2293.2 Emergency escape lighting and exit signs. Building…