Emergency Lighting Foundation, Legislation and Standards (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 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 Venue: All Delivered online until Further Notice    
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    
CPD Hours: 6.5 Hours    
VIDEO: Overview by course tutor Richard Hayes


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).


For individual delegates:

Member: £325 + VAT
Non Member: £375 + VAT

For a closed company course:

Closed company courses are a more effective way to train your staff together for a cost-effective and flexible solution for your business.

The course contents for a closed course can be tailored to relate directly to the specifics of an organisation’s requirements following a conversation with the trainer.

Please contact the Academy for more details and a personalised quote for this course.


12th May 2020Online Session
29th June 2020Online Session
10th August 2020Online Session
24th September 2020Online Session
2nd November 2020The LIA, Telford
9th December 2020Marriott Hotel, Slough

For the full range of courses at the Academy and their upcoming dates, please check out the Latest Course 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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