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Emergency Lighting to Comply with Fire Safety Requirements

6.0 CPD Hours

Standard Rate
£430.00  +VAT
Member Rate
£340.00  +VAT
  • Fire Safety
  • Lighting

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This course is based on the British Standard: BS 5266-1 2016, the code of practice for emergency lighting.

It will explain in detail the recommendations of the code and how it should be applied to assist compliance with Fire Safety legislation. Topics include:

  • Regulations, standards and when emergency lighting is needed
  • Types of emergency lighting
  • Exit sign formats, luminance and viewing distances
  • Spacing data for escape routes and open areas
  • High risk task area suggestions
  • Central safety power systems
  • Compliant documentation process

Learning Outcomes

Delegates will gain a robust understanding of the regulations and recommended practices, and feel confident in implementing these in their work.

All course delegates will be provided with a comprehensive manual covering the material included in this unit and additional support material, serving as a valuable point of reference after completion of the course. The ongoing assessment included in the course will allow the trainer to monitor progress and provide additional assistance to learning where required.

This course is aimed for engineers with a basic knowledge of lamps and light fittings aiming to add emergency lighting principles and design to their range of skills and services, and for more experienced engineers who already have knowledge and experience in this field.

Agenda for event
Time Description
Session 1
  • Basic regulations, relevant standards and when emergency lighting is needed. 
  • Types of emergency lighting.
Session 2
  • Exit sign formats, luminance and viewing distances. 
  • Luminance requirements, lux levels, uniformity and duration requirements. 
  • Modes of operation including design procedure covering specific points of emphasis.
Session 3
  • Spacing data for escape routes and open areas. 
  • High risk task area suggestions including assessment for new emergency safety lighting category.
Session 4
  • Central safety power systems. 
  • Basic installation, wiring and fuse protection. 
  • Testing and maintenance to meet BS 5266-8. 
  • Automatic testing. 
  • Compliant documentation process with a run through of BS 5266 part 1 2016 annex’s H,I,J,K,L & M. 
  • Supporting documentation to enhance and develop Fire Safety Risk Assessments.
Session 5

Q & A


Ian Watts

Ian Watts

Ian Watts has 25 years of experience working with a wide range of fire and lighting manufacturers. He was co-opted onto BS 5266 part 1 in 2015 as the independent industry expert on new technology through his work with innovative manufacturers.  

Ian has lectured for CIBSE, The Lighting Industry Association and FIA since 2012.

Siegfried Kwame Yeboah

Siegfried Kwame Yeboah


Siegfried is currently a Senior Lecturer in Building Services Engineering at School of the Built Environment and Architecture, London South Bank University (LSBU). Prior to joining LSBU, he was an Assistant Professor in Building Services Engineering/Building Physics at the University of Nottingham’s overseas campus in China. Siegfried has over 15 years research and teaching experience in Building Services Engineering. He has a PhD in Engineering (Sustainable Energy Technologies) from the University of Nottingham. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), qualified Advance HE External Examiner, a Chartered Engineer, and a Member of CIBSE (MCIBSE).

Remote - How to join:

This course will be hosted live online on Microsoft Teams. A Microsoft Teams account is not required, you will be sent a link to join.

You can choose to join on your preferred web browser, or if you already have the Microsoft Teams desktop app, click 'join meeting'.  You will then automatically join the course through the app.


The course location will be underneath the respective date, please make your way to the location.

Parking is not available.

Course Materials:

The course presentation and any additional materials will be sent to delegates once attendance is confirmed on the day of the course.

We are working towards being more sustainable, therefore we do not recommend materials to be printed.

What is included?

- Full day training with an industry expert trainer

- CPD certificate

- PDF course materials

- Lunch and refreshments**

**For face-to-face courses

Two simple ways to book:

Card - Use the 'Book Now' button at the top of this web page.

Invoice - Please fill in the booking form herePlease note you are only booked onto the course once Training has processed the form.

*If you are having any difficulties please email us at [email protected].

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