Chapter 8- Provisions for High Rise Development Section-8.5 Building services Section-8.5.1 Staircase and Corridor Lighting

This section outlines the general requirements for staircase and corridor lighting:
a. The staircase and corridor lighting shall be independently connected, so as it could be operated by one switch installation on the ground floor, easily accessible to firefighting staff at any time irrespective of the position of the individual control of the light points, if any.
b. Staircase and corridor lighting shall also be connected to alternate supply from
parallel high-tension supply or to the supply from the stand-by generator.
c. Emergency lights shall be provided in staircase and corridor/ passageway,
horizontal exits, refuge area; and all wires and other accessories used for
emergency light shall have fire retardant property.