What is BS EN 50172:2004, BS 5266-8:2004?
This dual numbered standard sets out the requirements for emergency lighting in buildings – such as office and multi-storey buildings that are open to the public. It looks at the illumination of escape routes and safety signs if the normal supply fails. These standards specify the minimum requirements of emergency lighting based on the size, type and usage of the relevant premises. They also apply to standby lighting used as emergency escape lighting and gives practical guidance to make it more effective in an emergency.
How does it work?
This standard covers a variety of topics, including emergency escape lighting, the design of emergency lighting, as well as the required system records and log book. It also give best practice recommendation on the servicing and testing of emergency lighting systems.
Who should buy it?
- Manufacturers of emergency lighting
- Suppliers of emergency lighting and relative components
- Health and safety officers
- Fire safety officers
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