By Chris Watts
This booklet is a must-have for anyone keen on the layout, install and production of emergency lighting fixtures platforms to fulfill hearth safeguard probability checks
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Extra resources for A Guide to Emergency Lighting
Purpose of the installation Emergency lighting is needed in the event of normal lighting supply failure for four reasons: 1. 2. 3. 4. To show the escape routes both by use of exit signs and also the luminaires on the route acting as beacons. The luminaires have to provide sufficient illumination to enable occupants to reach and use the escape routes safely by being able to observe and avoid obstructions in open areas (above 60 m2) or on escape routes. g. call points, control panels or extinguishers).
5) Facilities for use by disabled people, and/or any multiple closet facilities without borrowed light, should have emergency illumination from at least one luminaire. 3). Note Provision of emergency lighting in accordance with this subclause does not necessitate the provision of emergency lighting in toilets designed to accommodate only a single able-bodied person, or in en-suite toilets or bathrooms in hotel bedrooms. 6) Emergency lighting should be provided for all motor generator rooms, control rooms, plant rooms and switch rooms, and adjacent to main control equipment associated with the provision of normal and emergency lighting to the premises.
A break glass manual release control, need to be sufficiently illuminated to enable them to be easily seen and operated. Exit signs above them need to have downward light panels or a normal emergency luminaire should provide additional illumination. Any operational instructions also need to be readily visible. Note Recommendations for manual release controls, provided to release electronically locked doors, are given in BS 7273-4. 1 shows the recommended minimum emergency lighting level to be used on sudden failure of the normal lighting in the vicinity of panic bars, pads and security devices.
A Guide to Emergency Lighting by Chris Watts