UAE emergency regs explained by experts

The key elements of the UAE’s emergency lighting regulations have been clarified by experts in a move to eliminate confusion.

The UAE’s code is based on a blend of established European, British and American practice and laws, and is prescriptive over some areas and open to interpretation in others.

In a global webinar hosted by Lux, experts Richard Caple and Catherine Elliott-Scott, have now shown the ways in which consultants, contractors and designers can remain compliant and provide robust installations. Caple is vice president of the highly-respected Society of Light & Lighting – part of CIBSE – and lighting applications manager at Thorlux Lighting while Elliott-Scott is an associate engineer at the Dubai office of consulting practice BuroHappold Engineering.

In the webinar, the duo explore the key design codes, UAE’s Fire and Life Safety Code, the requirements for signage, illumination levels, the requirements for both stand-alone systems and central battery systems, glare, product suitability and selection, the testing regime, product approvals and certification and the required paperwork for a compliant scheme including certificates of compliance. They also many questions that are raised by consultants and contractors such as the light levels throughout the three-hour battery back-up period and how the illuminance levels are measured.

The webinar is free to watch and download by registering HERE

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