22 May 2018 | Cavendish Conference Centre | London
Tuesday 22 May 2018
Welcome from the chairman
Session 1: BEST PRACTICE
Your responsibilities under the regulations
Speakers: Andy Guest of ICEL
A run-though your current obligations to ensure compliance in terms of emergency lighting standards, testing and maintenance, including the new ‘points of emphasis’ additions to the regulations.
Common pitfalls with emergency lighting compliance
Speakers: Mike Floyd of The Fire Protection Association
There are a surprising number of common ways organisations and companies could be in breach of emergency lighting and fire regulations. Here our expert outlines your obligations.
How to do a risk assessment
The regulations have a requirement that a qualified person conducts a risk assessment. What is a qualified person and what does a best-practice risk assessment look like? What are the common pitfalls?
Coffee, exhibition and networking
Stay-put lighting – what it means for you
In the last iteration of the standards, the concept of stay-put lighting was introduced. It’s a complementary option to emergency lighting. In this session, we’ll look at what it is and how it could work for you in your buildings.
Session 2: EMERGENCY LIGHTING IN HOUSING
Emergency lighting and social housing
Speakers: Alan Daniels of P4
What does best practice look like in social housing applications? What are the maintenance, access and evacuation issues with different demographic and age groups? What should the technical and evacuation policy be on mains failures?
How to manage emergency lighting across multi-building residential and mixed use estates
Speakers: Theo Paradise-Hirst of ChapmanBDSP
How can you best manage the installation, monitoring and testing of emergency lighting across large residential estates such as social housing, care homes or student accommodation? Can the installation be remotely monitored? Can monthly testing be automated? What role can wireless control and communication play?
Lunch, exhibition and networking
Emergency lighting for outdoor applications and muster points
Speakers: Richard Caple of Thorlux
In an emergency, what do building occupants do once they have left the exit door? BS 5266 discusses safe passage to a muster point or a place of safety while the SLL Code to the Exterior Environment document recommends that in brightly lit areas, the minimum illuminance should be greater than 5 per cent of the immediate indoor lighting. How do we apply these guidelines in practice?
Session 3: BEST PRACTICE CASE STUDIES
Case study: Public housing
We look in depth at the recent installation of the latest emergency lighting technology in a public housing project. We look at the brief, the challenges and how the solution was arrived at.
Case study: Care home
We explore a recent emergency lighting project in a sheltered accommodation facility. We’ll look at illumination levels, and how the system’s designers dealt with issues of visual and physical impairment and dementia.
Coffee, exhibition and networking
Session 4: SPECIAL APPLICATIONS
Emergency lighting for temporary events
Concerts, music festivals and other temporary events have a need for emergency lighting. What standards apply? And what are the pitfalls in such applications?
Session 5: INTELLIGENT LIGHTING
Panel Discussion: Have we got the right levels of illuminance?
Speakers: Jason Horton of Tamlite
Is the 1 lux minimum along the centre of the escape route REALLY adequate in an emergency? Or does the fact that most people have a torch on their mobile phone compensate for this inadequacy? What should we aim for if we want to demonstrate best practice?
Networking drinks reception
Delegates, sponsors and the team from Lux will discuss the day’s deliberations and network over drinks in this special debriefing party.