Emergency Lighting Conference 2012

Emergency Lighting Conference 2012: The latest standards update and best practice

The latest standards update and best practice

Conference: 7 March 2012
CBI Conference Centre, London

Emergency lighting is an essential feature for all businesses and major buildings.

This conference will discuss the latest revision of BS 5266-1, highlighting the changes in the standard and address the importance of regular testing and maintenance of your emergency lighting equipment. It will also examine the relevant product standards concentrating on the revision of BS EN 60598-2-22, battery requirements and the automatic test standard. The latest legislation updates will provide you with the guidance on regulatory requirements to ensure compliance while the ground breaking case studies will demonstrate the latest innovative emergency lighting designs in practice.

By attending the conference you will:

  • Get the latest Legislation update – what is required and how to demonstrate compliance
  • Find out more abut the newly published revision of BS 5266-1  and what are the main changes
  • Learn about the product standards and how they can help to ensure efficiency of your emergency lighting
  • Hear the innovative case studies introducing the latest technologies by embedding standards in their practice
  • Actively participate in discussions and network with leading industry experts.

Who should attend?

  • All those responsible for the operation and maintenance of emergency lighting systems in their premises:
  • Fire safety officers
  • Facilities and building managers
  • Fire engineering consultants
  • Building services designers
  • Architects
  • Technical managers
  • Risk and compliance officers
  • Manufacturers and suppliers of emergency lighting systems

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Conference Agenda - 7 March 2012

9:30 – 9:45 Chairman’s Introduction

Chris Watts, Consultant, Cooper Lighting and Safety Ltd and Chairman of BS committee CPL34/9 responsible for BS 5266-1, Convenor of CEN 168 WG3 for EN 1838

Regulation compliance

9:45 - 10:15 The latest regulation and compliance update

  • Ensuring compliance with regulations
  • How to decide on requirements
  • Demonstrating compliance

Geoff Wilkinson, Chartered Building Control Surveyor, Managing Director, Wilkinson Construction Consultants

10:15 - 10:45 BAFE scheme SP203-4 for Emergency Lighting

  • Development of a new scheme and main changes
  • The importance of providing compliant systems and minimising false alarms
  • Certification and requirements

Tony Maskens, Technical Schemes Manager,BAFE and Stephen Adams, General & Marketing Manager,BAFE

10:45 – 10:55 Questions and Answers

10:55 – 11:10 Morning coffee

Update and practice

11:10 – 11:50 BS 5266- Emergency lighting. Code of practice for the emergency escape lighting of premises

  • The standard update – what is new and why?
  • How improved guidance assist users to design and install appropriate systems to meet risk assessment based legislation
  • New guidance for risks to occupants in addition to the failure of illumination to the escape routes previously defined in BS 5266-10 which is now withdrawn
  • Guidance and a checklist on evaluating the suitability of existing installations

Chris Watts, Consultant, Cooper Lighting and Safety Ltd and Chairman of BS committee CPL34/9 responsible for BS 5266-1, Convenor of CEN 168 WG3 for EN 1838

11:50 – 12:20 The Future – Integration of Fire And Emergency Lighting Systems

  • Legislation covering fire and emergency lighting standards
  • Benefits of Integration
  • Intelligent Fire and Emergency Lighting Systems
  • Advances in technology
  • Intelligent evacuation

Paul Turner, New Business Manager, Hochiki Europe (UK) Limited

12:20 – 12:50 What impact will the revised BS 5266-1 have on Emergency Lighting new product development

  • Considerations designers should be aware of to meet the standards
  • Improvements in technology to aid product design
  • How has BS 5266 changed product design
  • Product standardization improvements

James Beresford, Emergency Lighting Product Marketing Manager, Cooper Lighting Security

12:50 – 13:00 Questions and answers

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

Product standards in action – latest development

14:00 – 14:30 BS EN 60598-2-22: Particular requirements – Luminaries for emergency lighting

  • How the product safety standard for emergency luminaries was developed
  • Why revision of the standard?
  • The importance of Photometric data
  • Time to plug the gaps

Bernard Pratley, Director, Industry Committee for Emergency Lighting

14:30 – 14:50 Case Study – How to handle the conversion of mains luminaries’ for Emergency Lighting

  • Market pressures driving the conversion of mains luminaires for emergency use
  • Benefits of having good quality conversions for the end client and for mains luminaire manufacturers in general
  • Potential technical concerns
  • Relevant standards

David Wright, Managing Director, Jordan Reflectors Ltd/elp Limited

14:50 – 15:00 Questions and answers

15:00 – 15:20 Afternoon tea and coffee

15:20 – 15:40 BS EN 62034: Automatic test systems for battery powered emergency escape lighting

  • How development of electronics and communication systems influenced the development of Automatic Test Systems for battery powered emergency lighting systems
  • Compliance with Regulations
  • Understand the revisions and what does it mean for the future

Bernard Pratley, Director, Industry Committee for Emergency Lighting

15:40 – 16:00 Case Study: A demonstration of the advantages of self test battery powered emergency escape lighting

Allan Daniels, Business Development Director, P4 Ltd Ltd

16:00 – 16:20 Case study — Luminaries and signs for emergency lighting

Barry Williams, Technical Director, Orbik Electronics Ltd

16:20 – 16:40 Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service Perspective

Geoff Harris, Area Manager, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service

16:40 – 16:55 Questions and answers

Bernard Pratley, Director, Industry Committee for Emergency Lighting

Allan Daniels, Business Development Director, P4 Ltd Ltd

Barry Williams, Technical Director, Orbik Electronics Ltd

Geoff Harris, Area Manager, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service

16:55 - 17:00 Chairman’s closing remarks

17:00 - Drinks reception and networking

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