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Topic Title: Emergency Lighting
Topic Summary: Definition of "place of Safety"
Created On: 11 February 2019 02:56 PM
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 11 February 2019 05:20 PM
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In general it would be down to the fire risk assessment, unless some statutory body has stipulated a particular distance or a specific place.

A few meters will suffice in most cases. In the rare situation of a narrow or uneven external escape route, then this may need emergency lighting throughout, but in most cases a few meters from the final exit is sufficient.
Once escapees are out in the open and clear of the exit, they are probably safe from immediate danger, and reliance can usually be placed upon street lighting, lights on vehicles, or flashlights.

In the exceptional case of remote premises, external spaces may need emergency lighting. Last year I did a job for a sporting club in a remote rural area. I judged that the end of the pitch nearest to the club house needed emergency lighting in order that persons fleeing a fire had somewhere safe to assemble. And also for anyone practising after dark if the power failed.

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