Emergency Lighting Foundation and Design (Endorsed by ICEL)

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 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 Venue: Telford and South of England    
Educational Institution: The Lighting Industry Academy    
Duration: 1 day    
Delivery: Teacher-led classroom learning    
Intakes: Once a month at specified dates    
Course Provider: 42 Partners    
Level Specialist    



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 relevant emergency specification to EN 1838.



It is a standalone course in Emergency Lighting.

However, students may want to consider other courses in Standards and Legislation, Energy Efficient Lighting, and Lighting Design Software offered by the Lighting Industry Academy.

Depending upon the learner's experience and knowledge, they may choose to do the courses from 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).



For training of 1 delegate at the Academy venue:

Member: £295 + VAT

Non Member: £365 + VAT

For training on a company venue of a group of up to 10 delegates:

Member: £2500 + VAT

Non-member: £3200 + VAT



Book online

Email: academy@thelia.org.uk

Call: 01952 525158



23rd October 2018Telford
27th November 2018Marriott Hotel, Slough
16th January 2019South
25th February 2019Telford
3rd April 2019South
16th May 2019Telford

For a full list of dates for all of our courses, please take a look at the schedule.


About the supplier


The Industry Committee for Emergency Lighting's mission is to strengthen the industry and promote the benefits of good quality lighting by representing all aspects of UK, EU and international legislation and standards at the highest level whilst protecting the interests of both the public and members.

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