With 224 patient-beds, Mount Hospital is one of the largest private hospitals in Perth that provides overnight, multi-day and same-day procedures and provides a comprehensive range of services across most adult specialties.
Managing emergency lighting compliance on a medium to large site without a monitoring and testing system can be challenging. Combine this with buildings that have been extended and upgraded over the years it becomes even more difficult. Mount hospital has had several additions to the hospital over the years and as such conducting an emergency lighting duration test can be challenging especially when many fittings require regular maintenance or replacement. The six-monthly test involves cutting power to the fittings via a test switch and then after 90 minutes walking the site to identify and document if any fittings are still not illuminated.
The facility manager decided an automatic emergency lighting system combined with long design life fittings would save time, money and ensure the site was compliant but wanted to avoid adding wiring throughout the building due to the spread-out nature of the hospital.
Clevertronics was invited to discuss the project and provide a suitable emergency lighting solution.