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Offline bevfs

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emergency lighting
« on: June 23, 2023, 10:22:21 AM »
Morning all,
BS5266
5.2.8.5 Toilet facilities and changing rooms
Facilities for use by disabled people, and/or any multiple closet facilities without
borrowed light, should have emergency illumination from at least one
luminaire.

(changing rooms)Could it be argued that a bedroom (residential care)is the area used for changing, and should be provided with a form of em lighting.

Your thoughts?

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Re: emergency lighting
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2023, 07:34:04 PM »
No, as that's not the definition of changing room nor the one for the recommendation (multiple not one) and in any case they would have borrowed light as bedrooms (usually) have windows.

You could argue the case for the en-suite toilet being covered as these are for disabled use.

ADB is still quite relaxed on EL provision (especially compared to BS5266) and doesn't indicate it here either.

Just because you don't have to have it doesn't mean you can't of course, particularly if you can demonstrate a distinct positive advantage from it.
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