Guide to Areas Requiring Emergency Lighting

It is not always immediately clear whether emergency lighting is required in areas within premises or not. The decision on whether it should be installed must always be subject to an assessment of the risk of people being in the areas at a time when an emergency occurs and require emergency lighting to assist their escape to an illuminated escape route or directly to an exit from the premises.

This guide is intended to clarify where emergency lighting is a requirement, based on representative room dimensions and type, in accordance with the recommendations of BS 5266-1:2016.

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