By Chris Watts
This e-book is a must-have for anyone all in favour of the layout, install and production of emergency lighting fixtures structures to fulfill hearth defense threat tests
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1) The following decisions should then be considered: − − − the most appropriate mode of operation of the luminaires and exit signs and the duration for which they will be required; the most suitable type of system; an action plan to provide a design and installation schedule and to establish the testing and training procedures. 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.
BS 5266-1:2011 The walkways in covered car parks should be protected. Points of emphasis – locations identified in BS 5266-1 to be considered in the risk assessment In addition to the categories of location requiring a luminaire for all systems to be compliant with BS 5266-1, there may be other locations that should be covered to protect the occupants of the buildings from specific problems that should be identified by the risk assessment (Annex D). These categories are not high risk activities but normal tasks that become a problem in supply failure.
Motor generator, control and plant rooms should be identified and the extent of emergency lighting to provide safe access to them should be agreed. If the building has covered car parks, the walkways and exit routes need adequate illumination. If the building has standby lighting, its performance needs to be assessed to ensure that its operation complements the emergency lighting system and does not conflict with it. Suitable areas for the location of the central power supply units and routes of low fire risk for the distribution cables need to be established.
A Guide to Emergency Lighting by Chris Watts