By Chris Watts
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Call points, control panels or extinguishers). g. to evacuate persons trapped in lifts). The standard details the following specific information that should be established at the consultation stage to enable an adequate design to be produced. • • • • • The escape routes should be established. They should be adequate for the number of occupants but may not include every door out of the building as some may not be suitable. The escape route now has to protect occupants until they reach a place of safety so this should be considered and appropriate emergency illumination provided.
Details of the national and any local requirements that will have to be complied with for the particular building application type. Information regarding the likely emergency lighting equipment that could be considered for use. This will enable it to be considered for its aesthetic impact on the building and provide its performance to enable the spacing layout to be assessed. If the project is an extension or modification of an existing building, details of that installation should be available together with any old fire certificates and commissioning certificates that have been issued and also the test records.
BS 6266-1:2011 Guidance for existing installations Typical factors for consideration in a risk assessment are high levels of occupancy, an escape route passing through the area or the need to switch off equipment before leaving. Reference to the relevant EN that contains full data for the requirement: Illuminances for open areas, is given in BS EN 1838/BS 5266-7. To show where open area illumination is or is not required the standard now includes a diagram. A Guide to Emergency Lighting 33 3 Code of practice for the emergency lighting of premises (BS 5266-1) Figure 7 – Examples of rooms requiring emergency lighting BS 5266-1:2011 High risk task areas High risk task areas are covered in BS EN 1838/BS 5266-7.
A Guide to Emergency Lighting by Chris Watts