Compulsory locations under BS 5266 are:
- At stairs to illuminate each step
- Change of direction
- At each exit door
- Safety signs
- Each final exit point
- Fire alarm call point
- Change of floor level
- Fire fighting equipment / First Aid
Fire Systems install, service and maintain emergency lighting systems
What is emergency lighting?
Emergency lighting is a self-descriptive term. It is of course lighting for an emergency, whether it be caused by fire - when it is essential to quickly locate fire fighting equipment and identify exit routes from the premises, or break in the normal lighting supplies leading to sudden darkness and the resultant hazard to human life, either through physical danger or panic.
Emergency lighting is normally required to operate fully automatically and give illumination of a sufficiently high level to enable persons of all ages to evacuate the premises safely.