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Topic Title: Emergency Lighting vs Escape Lighting
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Created On: 11 July 2011 10:06 AM
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 11 July 2011 10:06 AM
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Kev1n

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Does BS5266 distinguish between Emergency and Escape lighting?
 11 July 2011 10:43 AM
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micjamesq

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No - but it does distinguish between Emergency Lighting and Emergency Escape Lighting:

emergency lighting
lighting provided for use when the supply to the normal lighting fails

emergency escape lighting
that part of emergency lighting that provides illumination for the safety of people leaving a location or attempting to terminate a potentially dangerous process before doing so


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 11 July 2011 11:26 AM
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Kev1n

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Appreciated, are the testing requirments the same?
 11 July 2011 11:52 AM
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rocknroll

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There is no finite answer to this as it depends on the systems in place, the level and frequency of inspection should be outlined in your 'Fire Safety Log Book' as a result of an FRA, and could range from a daily walk around, a monthly test and a three yearly discharge test, if you do not have a Log Book in place or had an FRA might I suggest you or the organisation involved arrange one at the earliest opportunity.

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