A Guide to Emergency Lighting (BIP 2081:2012)

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BIP 2081:2012

A guide to emergency lighting

Status : Current   Published : June 2012



Further to some recent updates to the associated standards, there are minor additional areas that it may also be advisable to consider. 

Fire safety legislation places considerable responsibility on all those involved in designing, installing and manufacturing emergency lighting systems, to meet fire safety risk assessments. Users and their supporting engineers need appropriate knowledge of the legislation, relevant standards and product practices to ensure that requirements are correctly implemented. They also have to complete documentation to be able to demonstrate their systems conform to the requirements.

A Guide to Emergency Lighting - Second Edition, helps users and designers, installation and maintenance engineers understand the legislative demand to provide appropriate emergency lighting systems to assist occupants to leave premises safely. It covers all aspects of the selection, design, installation, maintenance and testing of battery powered emergency lighting systems. This new edition has been updated to assist those engineers wishing to protect occupants from the hazards identified by risk assessments and has also been expanded to give guidance to protect occupants from sudden loss of the normal lighting supply.

This publication will be of wide ranging appeal to all those involved in this subject including:

Facilities Managers; Installation Engineers; Suppliers; System Designers; System Users; Electrical Contractors; Engineers involved in maintenance of emergency lighting systems; Installers; Building Control Inspectors; Fire Protection Companies; Architects; Local Authorities; Fire Authorities; Specifiers; Consultants.

About the author

Chris Watts has chaired many of the BSI and International committees which forged the new emergency lighting standards that form an essential support to engineers developing appropriate systems to meet customers’ safety applications. He chairs the committees responsible for the 2011 revision of BS 5266-1 and the current re-draft of BS EN 1838.

He has worked as an advisor to consulting engineers and as a product manager for a number of the largest manufacturers in the UK. He now specializes in standards support and fire safety consultancy providing training courses in fire alarms and emergency lighting.

Contents for BIP 2081:2012 A Guide to Emergency Lighting

1 - Introduction
2 - Emergency lighting standards: an overview
3 - Code of practice for the emergency lighting of premises (BS 5266-2)
4 - Emergency lighting (BS 5266-7/BS EN 1383)
5 - Application standard (BS EN 50172/BS 5266-8)
6 - Emergency lighting luminaires (BS EN 60598-2-22)
7 - Centrally powered supply systems (battery systems) (BS EN 50171)
8 - Automatic test systems for emergency lighting (BS EN 62034)
9 - Other relevant standards
10 - Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety Order)
11 - The Building Regulations
12 - System design
13 - System selection
14 - Photometry for emergency lighting
15 - Design considerations for major applications
16 - Installation, maintenance and testing of emergency lighting
17 - Responsible persons role in supervising the operation of the emergency lighting installation

18 – Documentation

Annex A - Inspection a test certificates
Annex B - Emergency lighting completion certificates
Annex C - Compliance checklist for inspecting engineers
Annex D - Mathematical table for use in photometric calculations
Annex E - Legislation and standards affecting emergency lighting

Standard NumberBIP 2081:2012
TitleA guide to emergency lighting
Publication Date12 June 2012
Cross ReferencesBS 5266-1:2011, BS 5266-2:1998, BS 5266-4:1999, BS 5266-5:1999, BS 5266-6:1999, BS 7273-4:2007, BS 7671:2008+A1:2011, PAS 79:2007, BS EN 54-4:1998, BS EN 81-1:1998+A3:2009, BS EN 1838:1999, BS 5266-7:1999, BS EN 12193:2007, BS EN 12464-1:2011, BS EN 12665:2011, BS EN 13032-3:2007, BS EN 50171:2001, BS EN 50172:2004, BS 5266-8:2004, BS EN 50272-2:2001, BS EN 60073:2002, BS EN 60079-14:2008, IEC 60243-1:1998, IEC 60243-2:2001, IEC 60243-3:2001, BS EN 60598-1:2008, BS EN 60598-2-22:1998+A2:2008, BS EN 60623:2001, BS EN 60896-11:2003, BS EN 60896-21:2004, BS EN 60896-22:2004, BS EN 60947-4-1:2010, BS EN 61347-2-7:2006, BS EN 61558-2-6:2009, BS EN 61951-1:2003, BS EN 62034:2006, ISO 384-4:2011, BS ISO 3864-1:2011, ISO 7010:2011, ISO 8528-12:1997, BS EN ISO 9000:2005, BS EN ISO 9000-1:1994, 305/2011/EU, 89/106/EEC, 92/58/EEC, 86/666/EEC, 89/654
DescriptorsLighting systems, Lighting equipment, Emergency lighting, Standby lighting, Escape lighting, Emergency electrical installations, Fire safety in buildings, Fire safety
ISBN978 0 580 78023 3
File Size1.77 MB

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