Emergency lighting foundation & design

This one-day course enables fire safety professionals to design an emergency lighting system. The course is based on BS 5266­-1

Who’s it for?

  • Engineers with some basic knowledge of lamps and light fittings
  • More experienced engineers

What other experience/training is needed to take the course?

  • Basic knowledge of lamps and light fittings

What does this course cover?

  • Basic regulations, relevant Standards, and when emergency lighting is needed
  • Types of emergency lighting
  • Exit sign pictograms, luminance and viewing distances
  • Luminance requirements, lux levels, uniformity and duration requirements
  • Emergency lighting for cinema and theatre auditoria
  • Choosing maintained or non­maintained luminaries
  • Design procedures covering all points of emphasis, such as stairs
  • Using manufacturers’ spacing tables for escape routes and open areas
  • Simple designs for high risk areas
  • Conversion of mains luminaries for emergency use, achieving lux levels and using conversion spacing tables
  • Disability glare and colour requirements
  •     Basic installation, wiring and fuse protection
  •     Testing and servicing to BS 5266­-8
  •     Automatic testing

What are the benefits of taking this course?

  • Being able to design, install, test and maintain emergency lighting systems
  • Engineers will gain the knowledge and understanding to be able to provide advice on emergency lighting, design a lighting scheme and be able to install, test and maintain as required
  • Course manuals to take away and refer to