The decision about the need for stay put emergency lighting should be made after the fire authorities have agreed that a stay put fire evacuation policy is appropriate. The decision could be made by the fire authority or, more likely, by a risk assessor determining the requirements for emergency lighting, or a consultant advising of its need to comply with the latest version of BS 5266 Part 1.
Alternatively, the end user may make the decision, considering that the safety and security of occupants would be more assured through implementing stay put emergency lighting.
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