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BS 5266-1:2005 - WITHDRAWN (replaced by BS 5266-1:2011 BS 5266-1:2011)

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Emergency lighting. Code of practice for the emergency lighting of premises

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BS 5266-1:2005


BSi code: BS 5266-1:2005
ISBN number: 0 580 46820 8
Product code: 30124837
Publication Date: 1st Dec 2005

Emergency lighting is essential for the safety of building occupants. It is vital that the lighting comes on if the normal lighting fails.

It needs to be sufficiently bright, illuminated for a sufficient length of time and the light sources so positioned, that the building occupants can be evacuated safely in an emergency.

BS 5266-1:2005 now covers emergency lighting in cinemas and replaces CP 1007:1955 Maintained lighting for cinemas. It also covers electrical emergency lighting systems as well as giving guidance and recommendations on the design, installation and wiring of emergency lighting systems to meet the requirements of the European standards BS EN 1838 and BS EN 50172. BS 5266-1:2005 gives information and guidance on the categories of emergency lighting systems and their suitability for premises with different types of occupants.

The characteristics of emergency lighting systems and the lighting levels, that they have to deliver are now covered by BS EN 50172 and BS EN 1838, respectively

Subjects Related to BS 5266-1:2005: ‘Emergency lighting - Escape lighting - Standby lighting - Lighting systems - Emergency electrical installations - Visibility - Illuminance - Glare - Means of escape from fire in buildings - Fire safety in buildings - Fire safety - Fire-escape routes - Exits - Emergency exits - Signs - Sign lighting (buildings) - Siting - Electric cells - Marking - Electric wiring systems - Electromagnetic compatibility - Selection - Design - Acceptance (approval) - Certification (approval) - Log sheets - Maintenance - Inspection - Optical measurement‘