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The new course in Emergency Lighting provides a working knowledge of the emergency lighting design practice and an introduction to the statutory and regulatory requirements to be adhered to.

This intensive one-day course will equip learners with the knowledge to design and advise on emergency lighting schemes. It will educate them on the things to consider when doing the installation, servicing and testing of emergency lighting, as well information on escape routes, open areas and safety signs in various building designs and circumstances.

After completing the course, delegates will be able to assist the responsible person in their organisation in ensuring that their emergency lighting is compliant with the needs of the fire risk assessment and fit for purpose in the event of an emergency.

This course can be taken by individuals at an Academy venue or by companies at their premises for a group of up to 10 delegates.



Course Location: Telford and South of England
Education Institution: The Lighting Industry Academy
Duration: 1 Day
Delivery: Teacher-led classroom learning
Intakes: Once a month at specified dates
Level: Specialist

CPD Hours:

6.5 Hours

Member cost:

Non Membr cost:

£325 + VAT

£375 + VAT


The course is aimed at engineers, lighting designers, specifiers, facilities managers, maintenance engineers involved with designing, specifying, maintaining or using emergency lighting.

The learners will benefit from having an understanding of the lighting terminology and units, as well as the working knowledge of the electrical units and wiring standards.


The course is delivered via presentations and handout in a classroom setting.

All learners 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.

  • > Legislations and Regulations - Details of the regulatory and legal framework regarding the need for Emergency lighting
  • > Standards - Relationship between the relevant European and UK standards and the relevance of local guidance documents.
  • > Initial Design considerations - Building regulations, consultation and planning
  • > Emergency Lighting design - Initial decisions, duration, maintained or non-maintained assigning areas
  • > Luminaire selection
  • > Safety Signs - Specification and placement
  • > Points of Emphasis
  • > Escape Routes
  • > Open areas - Including High-Risk Tasks
  • > Standby Lighting, Emergency Safety Lighting and Specific Area Lighting
  • > Lighting calculation methods and software
  • > Installation considerations - Self-contained luminaires, Power supplies, system integrity and wiring
  • > Records and Reporting - Requirements of EN 50172
  • > Servicing and Testing - Requirements of EN 50172, annual, Monthly and daily checks.
  • > Worked example


One day: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm.


Worked example of a building, safety sign locations, allocation of the relevant emergency specification to EN 1838.


It is a standalone course in Emergency Lighting.

However, learners may want to improve their knowledge of a specific topic of lighting by enrolling on to the courses in one of the following subject areas:

  • > Energy Efficient Lighting (understanding LEDs and their energy saving benefits)
  • > Standards and Legislation
  • > Lighting Design Software (DIALux and Relux)

Depending upon the learner's experience and knowledge, they may choose to do the courses from the Introductory, Certificate, Advanced Certificate and all the way up to Higher National Certificate and Diploma (HNC and HND) in Lighting Design and Technology (in partnership with the University of South Wales).



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Richard Hayes

Topics covered - Emergency Lighting, Relux

Richard has over 30 years experience in lighting and testing, and has supported the creation of multiple industry guidance documents. In his capacity as founder and Director of 42 Partners, he has provided services and extensive support to hundreds of lighting companies in the UK and internationally. 42 Partners provide an extensive range of technical services for lighting manufacturers and users. Established in 1992 as an independent photometric laboratory, services now include: lighting, design and test consultancy; 3D CAD modelling and virtual testing; louvre, reflector, refractor and prismatic lens design; photometric data file production, conversion and editing; luminaire database production; design and construction of test equipment; failure analysis; software and web development; platform42 light tools app.

The Lighting Industry Academy is a professional learning institution committed to fulfilling all the educational needs of the lighting community. It brings together specialist lighting courses run by the Academy as well as other leading lighting organisations. The courses are delivered by highly skilled, professional trainers with many years of experience. The Academy provides class-based learning at a new dedicated campus in Telford as well as a variety of other locations throughout the UK. 

The LIA has a number of rates with various local hotels.


Telford Golf and Spa Resort
£80 Bed & Breakfast
Please quote LIA at time of booking

Park Inn Telford
£75 Bed & Breakfast 
Please quote The Lighting Industry Association at time of booking

Mercure Telford Madeley Court Hotel
£69 Bed & Breakfast

Holiday Inn Telford
£90 Bed & Breakfast
£65 for Sunday evening stays only
Please quote The Lighting Industry Association at time of booking

Ramada Hotel Telford
£79 Bed & Breakfast
£65 for Sunday evening stays only
Please quote The Lighting Industry Association at time of booking

International Hotel Telford
£69 Bed & Breakfast
£65 for Sunday evening stays only
Please quote The Lighting Industry Association at time of booking


Heathrow Windsor Marriott Hotel 
£125 Bed & Breakfast
Please quote The Lighting Industry Association at time of booking

Cancellation Terms 
If you are using one of the recommended hotels and the course should be cancelled by the LIA, we will cover the costs. Should you cancel the course yourself, hotel cancellation terms will apply. Please note: The LIA cannot cover hotel costs if you choose to book with a hotel not listed above.