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A1540 Emergency Lighting to Comply with Fire Safety Requirements

06 October 2017 9:00 - 17:00

222 Balham High Road

SW12 9BS

A1540 CIBSE Member Rate ex VAT £280.00

A1540 Standard Rate ex VAT £310.00

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CPD Hours

Key Areas

  • An outline of the relevant legislation and the way it is applied
  • Explanation of the hierarchy and relationship of emergency lighting standards
  • System design to comply with BS 5266-1 and an explanation of forthcoming changes.
  • System testing procedures including automatic testing to BS EN 62034
  • Details of the requirements of luminaire product standard BS EN 60598-2-22.
  • Explanation of the product requirements for centrally powered systems in BS EN 50171

Course Content

The course covers use of current standards to demonstrate compliance with fire safety legislation. It describes design techniques, installation procedures and testing requirements. Details are given of the guidance now provided in BS 5266-10 to assist engineers to produce appropriate systems that can demonstrate compliance with the Fire Safety Order covering emergency lighting not only for evacuation but to safeguard occupants who have to perform safety related duties in a lighting supply failure.

To assure participants are appropriately trained in line with BAFE Scheme SP203 Part 4, we are now offering an assessment as part of the course, which will entail a quetionnaire at the end of each section. Participants who take the questionnaire will receive a BAFE third party certificate in addition to their CIBSE participation certificate. This will assure employers that you have been assessed as a competent engineer to carry out works in this area.

Session 1

Emergency lighting legislation

  • The Workplace Directive and enforcing legislation in the UK
  • The Construction Products Directive and relevant UK legislation
  • The Signs Directive and likely changes to its format.
  • Establishing the appropriate requirements for specific installations.
  • Details of the relevant applicable standards

10 minute questionnaire to qualify for BAFE third party assessment certificate

Session 2

System design to the Code of Practice BS 5266-1

  • Details and checklist of information required before design commences
  • Location and requirements for exit signs
  • Location of luminaires at points of emphasis
  • Calculation and design of minimum light levels on escape routes and open areas.
  • Application requirement s covering the interface with normal lighting systems

10 minute questionnaire to qualify for BAFE third party assessment certificate

Session 3

Luminaire and testing product standards

  • Automatic Testing systems to BS EN 62034
  • Definitions and requirements for emergency luminaires
  • Details of charging techniques for self contained emergency luminaires
  • Battery types and their system implications.
  • Other component requirements and their functions.

10 minute questionnaire to qualify for BAFE third party assessment certificate

Session 4

Centrally powered emergency lighting systems

  • System types and their applications
  • Appropriate system controls and their interfaces.
  • Requirements for batteries chargers and changeover devices.
  • Centrally powered inverter systems
  • System indicators and documentation

10 minute questionnaire to qualify for BAFE third party assessment certificate.

Learning Outcomes

  • An understanding of the legislation and the interface with other fire safety systems
  • To be able to correctly locate the size and type of exit signs needed.
  • To locate emergency luminaires to illuminate points of emphasis
  • To design systems meeting the light level requirements for escape routes and open areas.
  • To be able to provide designs for high risk task areas.
  • To understand the performance of automatic testing , luminaires and central systems
  • Provide appropriate completion and testing documentation for the system

Who Should Attend

Predominantly the course is for designers, Installers and testers of emergency lighting installations. While it covers a technical subject the use of relevant standards makes the course appropriate for inspecting authorities and insurers. Operators of buildings could benefit as the course will enable them to project manage compliance with fire safety legislation.

Course timings

Registration is open from 09.00 
Start Time: 09:30
Latest finish: 17:00



Members Rate: £336 (£280 ex VAT)

Standard Rate: £372 (£310 ex VAT)

Ways to Book:

Email: Download Booking Form & email to (*invoice / card)
Phone: Call the team on 020 8772 3637 (*invoice / card)
Online: Click the 'Book Now' button at the top right hand side (*card ONLY)
*Payment by invoice is only available to organisations. 

Terms and Conditions

  • All delegate alterations / cancellations must be received in writing to:
  • CIBSE have the right to cancel or amend training courses. Please contact the training team before making any travel or accommodation arrangements - particularly if you are travelling from outside the UK mainland, as CIBSE will not be liable for any cost incurred by this.

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In-house training at your site

Training multiple staff at once is the most cost effective way to develop staff for organisations. All our courses can be delivered at your site (min 6 staff) at discounted rates. These In-House courses are only available in the Uk and Europe. For an In-house quote please email; 
Name of course, approximate number of staff and your site address 

To contact the CIBSE Training Team with a query please

Email:  or  Call: 020 8772 3637

A1540 CIBSE Member Rate ex VAT £280.00

A1540 Standard Rate ex VAT £310.00