Emergency Lights Usage

Emergency lights can be used in a number of installation conditions and circumstances:

ALARM AREAS CORRIDORS LIFTS ESCAPE ROUTES
Fire alarms and fire fighting equipment, install within 2 metres horizontal distance Install within 2 metres horizontal distance of a change of direction in an escape route To provide emergency illumination in all lifts To provide illumination of escape routes
Emergency lights in alarm areas Emergency lights in corridors Emergency lights in lifts Emergency lights illuminating escape routes
JUNCTIONS OFFICES HAZARDOUS AREAS FINAL EXITS
Install within 2 metres of escape route junctions In all offices Under EC drafts, areas of high risk should be illuminated up to 10% of normal lighting Install externally within 2 metres horizontal distance of any final exits. Please note that sufficient light will be needed to muster a roll call
Emergency lights in junctions Emergency lights in offices Emergency lights in hazardous areas Emergency lights in final exits
TOILETS STAIRWAYS
Install in all toilets exceeding 8 metres square area Install within 2 metres horizontal distance of change in floor level or stairs (each tread to receive direct light)
Emergency lights in toilets Emergency lights in stairways

 

This guide is designed to provide essential information on key points of BS5266.  It should always be used in conjunction with the latest standards and it should never be utilised as any form of substitution for the standard itself.

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Installing emergency lights