The Essential Services Commission (ESC) has adopted NEW flexible evidence-based requirements for upgrades made to maintained emergency lighting under Activity 34, streamlining the certificate creation process.  


The ESC has acknowledged that, in certain circumstances, accredited persons (APs) may experience difficulty in providing either an electric lighting design (compliant with AS 2293.1) or a document showing statutory legal requirements for safety/related purpose (also known as logbook).

NEW alternative evidence requirements

When the documents mentioned above are not available, APs can provide alternative evidence, geo-tagged photos, for maintained emergency lighting upgrades.  


  • Geo-tagged photos need to clearly show the emergency lighting control gear and battery that powers the incumbent lighting fitting.

Photo example of a ‘geo-tagged’ incumbent emergency batten:



How many certificates can I earn with Emerald Planet’s Emergency Uni Batten?


VEECS: 7 certificates per batten

ESCs: 6 certificates per batten


Certificate creation based on replacing a inefficient twin 36W fluorescent batten with an Emerald Planet 15W Emergency Uni Batten with Sensor.


Models available in IP20 or IP65, Tri-Colour and with Sensor.

Visit Emerald Planet’s Uni Batten Maintained Emergency Lighting range for further information. 
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