BS EN 16276:2013 - Evacuation Lighting in Road Tunnels

BS EN 16276:2013

Evacuation Lighting in Road Tunnels

Status : Current, Under review   Published : January 2013



This European Standard specifies evacuation lighting in road tunnels longer than 500 m and with an AADT (Annual Average Daily Traffic) higher than 500 vehicles to facilitate the safe evacuation of vehicle occupants in evacuation situations such as fire. It addresses the fundamental issues of evacuation lighting for evacuation routes, emergency exits and cross connections, as well as giving some practical advice regarding aspects of installation and maintenance in road tunnels. It is intended to be used in conjunction with CEN/CR 14380:2003 or relevant national standards for road tunnel lighting. The recommendations may be applied to tunnels up to 500 m in length, especially where conditions such as high traffic volume, or severe curvature or gradient apply. It specifies lighting levels and general provisions for evacuation lighting installations that, based on experience, are considered to be necessary for the safety of people driving through road tunnels in case of an incident and particularly in case of fire. However, as there are different types of road tunnels, both in construction and traffic conditions, various types of incident may occur. This standard should be considered as a list of minimum prescriptions for evacuation lighting in tunnels, to be completed by means of specific risk analysis for the particular tunnel. The design of marking and safety signs is not part of this standard.

Standard NumberBS EN 16276:2013
TitleEvacuation Lighting in Road Tunnels
StatusCurrent, Under review
Publication Date31 January 2013
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN 1838:1999, EN 12665:2011, EN 50172:2004, CEN/CR 14380:2003
Informative References(Provided for Information)EN 13201-2, ISO 3864-1, ISO 7010
International RelationshipsEN 16276:2013
Draft Superseded By11/30243890 DC
DescriptorsRoads, Luminance, Lighting systems, Road lighting, Visibility, Road safety, Flicker, Tunnels, Motor roads, Lighting levels, Design calculations
Title in FrenchÉclairage des itinéraires d'évacuation dans les tunnels routiers
Title in GermanEvakuierungsbeleuchtung in Straßentunneln
ISBN978 0 580 74896 7
File Size1.043 MB

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