Below are a few points that hopefully ensure your building is compliant and allows a safe exit from the building in the event of fire and/or mains failure
Ask yourself the following questions
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We are qualified (BS 5266-1:2016) to provide:
BS 5266-1:2016 is the code of practice for the emergency escape lighting of premises
This standard gives detailed guidance on the application and practice of emergency lighting
The standard’s recommendations have been drawn up to encourage uniformity of application, based on providing adequate safety to people in the event that normal lighting is interrupted
The standard aims to promote a wider understanding of the different types of emergency lighting system that can be used
Also to give guidance on how different systems can be correctly applied to different categories of premises with varied requirements
Lighting Solutions Plus can handle all your emergency lighting requirements
The standard has been written for two audiences
The standard also applies to:
This part of BS 5266 gives recommendations and guidance on the factors that need to be considered in the design, installation and wiring of electrical emergency escape lighting systems to provide the lighting performance needed for safe movement of people in the event of the supply to normal lighting failing. It also gives recommendations for lighting in areas with fixed seating.
This revision aligns with the European Emergency Lighting Luminous Requirement Specification Standard, BS EN 1838:2013, and extends the scope of the existing standard by:
A test for the full rated duration of the emergency lights (e.g. 3 hours) must be carried out. The emergency lights must still be working at the end of this test. The result must be recorded and if failures are detected, then these must be remedied as soon as possible
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