Emergency Lighting is essential to quickly locate fire fighting equipment and identify exit routes from premises, also to ensure safety when normal lighting sources fail leading to sudden darkness and the hazard to human life either through physical danger or panic.
Emergency lighting is normally required to operate fully automatically and give illumination of a sufficiently high level to enable persons of all ages to evacuate the premises safely.
The compulsory locations for BS: 5266 Emergency Lighting are as follows:
- At stairs to illuminate each step
- At each exit door
- Safety signs
- Each final exit point
- Fire alarm call point
- Change of direction
- Change of floor level
- Fire fighting equipment
- First aid