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Specification for emergency lighting – code of practice for the emergency lighting of premises

British Standard BS5266-1 is the first in a series of code of practice standards for emergency lighting, including standby and emergency sign lighting. The standard provides detailed guidance on the uniform application and practice of emergency escape lighting. The focus of BS5266-1 is to ensure safety in the event that normal lighting is interrupted.

The standard is addressed to landlords and managers in public buildings including hospital, hotels, schools and other public spaces. It is also addressed to lighting and electrical contractors who have a duty to protect the occupants of those buildings from fire hazards.

BS5266 sets out the different types of emergency lighting systems and guidance on their use across a variety of premises with their own specific requirements with a focus on the safe movement of people should the normal lighting supply fail.

BS5266 references

BS5266-1 Code of practice for the emergency lighting of premises
BS5266-2 Code of practice for electrical low mounted way guidance systems for emergency use
BS5266-4 Code of practice for design, installation, maintenance and the use of optical fibre systems
BS5266-5 Specification for component parts of optical fibre systems

BS5266 Cable Compliance

Our portfolio of cables for fixed wiring emergency lighting cables includes standard and enhanced fire performance cables are all subject to our rigorous QA protocols and UKAS testing in The Cable Lab. For more information on the testing protocols to confirm quality and compliance, or for support with specification, please contact our technical team.

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