BS EN 50172:2004, BS 5266-8:2004 - Emergency escape lighting systems – BSI British Standards

BS EN 50172:2004, BS 5266-8:2004

Emergency escape lighting systems

Status : Under review, Current   Published : December 2004



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
  • Inspectors
  • Health and safety officers
  • Fire safety officers

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Standard NumberBS EN 50172:2004, BS 5266-8:2004
TitleEmergency escape lighting systems
StatusUnder review, Current
Publication Date20 December 2004
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN 13032, ISO 8528-12, EN 60529, EN 50171, EN 60598-2-22:1998, HD 60364, IEC 60598-2-22:1997, IEC 60364, EN 62034, HD 384, IEC 60529, EN 50272-2, EN 81-1, EN 1838:1999
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
ReplacesBS 5266-1:1999
International RelationshipsEN 50172:2004
Amended ByAMD 16566
Corrigendum, August 2006
DescriptorsEmergency lighting, Maintenance, Lighting equipment, Escape lighting, Luminaires, Buildings, Office buildings, Safety measures, Standby lighting, Fire safety in buildings, Multi-storey buildings, Fire-escape routes, Means of escape from fire in buildings, Lighting systems, Buildings open to the public, Inspection, Business facilities, Emergency electrical installations
Title in FrenchSystemes d'eclairage de securite
Title in GermanSicherheitsbeleuchtungsanlagen
ISBN0 580 45157 7
File Size874 KB

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