Emergency Lighting Regulations BS5266 Part 1:2011. The BS 5266 Part1 Emergency Lighting Regulations in Great Britain has been revised for the first time since 2005, this has been needed to compliment current updated Building Regulations.

Emergency lighting systems are installed in buildings to provide illumination and to identify escape routes and emergency exits in the event of a power failure.  Emergency lighting schemes fall into one of the following categories.

Annual Testing

Emergency Lights




Running Man Signs


The emergency lights will only illuminate in the event of a mains failure


The emergency lights are illuminated at all times using the same lamp for both normal and emergency operation


The emergency lights are fitted with two lamps or two sets of lamps, one of which operates on mains 230V AC supply, the other which operates from the battery supply in the event of mains failure.

With a wealth of experience in this area, A Matter of Security Limited is able to provide a full range of services in accordance with the current standards and Industry Codes of Practice.

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