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#1 Posted : 12 February 2020 10:40:30(UTC)
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I have four quotes for refitting emergency lighting throughout a factory. No two are the same in either price or specification. My request was for a legally compliant installation.

Who do I turn to for a baseline which I can then issue for quotes?

#2 Posted : 12 February 2020 15:11:05(UTC)
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I appreciate your problem: it may be because the law only requires emergency lighting to be 'sufficient' based on risk assessment, which is a reasonably flexible piece of string.

You could ask your local Fire Service for advice, they might be prepared to help. Since they're the ones who would act in the event of a breach you can be reasonably confident that whatever they say goes,


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gourock on 12/02/2020(UTC)
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#3 Posted : 14 February 2020 13:42:01(UTC)
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peter gotch


How did you define "legally compliant"?

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#4 Posted : 14 February 2020 15:22:29(UTC)
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Ian Bell2

Your basis for judgement can be based on BS 50172@2004 Emergency escape lighting systems

I haven't checked if this is the latest version of the standard, in anycase I doubt the principles have changed

Escape lighting should capture the following

1 Illumination for fire route escape signs (appreciate, signs can be self illuminated or fluorescent)

2. Provide light onto and along escape routes

3 Provide light for visibility of break glass call point and to see fire fighting equipment

If memory serves me, the minimum lighting level 1 lux

#5 Posted : 14 February 2020 23:05:51(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: peter gotch Go to Quoted Post


How did you define "legally compliant"?

If you install and maintain a system to BS5266-2016, this will be deemed compliant 

More here on the changes to the BS in 2016 


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jmaclaughlin on 17/02/2020(UTC)
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