Health Care Question: Does the NFPA 101, 110, 99 or 70 state a operating room (OR) is required to have some type of battery-back up emergency lighting either for task illumination or egress? If so, does anyone know the reference?
Normally required in path of egress, which would be from the operating room to path of egress.
Plus looks like you would want lights in an operating room to come on if you lost power????
220.127.116.11* Emergency lighting facilities for means of egress shall be provided in accordance with Section 7.9 for the following:
18.104.22.168 For the purposes of 22.214.171.124, exit access shall include only designated stairs, aisles, corridors, ramps, escalators, and passageways leading to an exit. For the purposes of 126.96.36.199, exit discharge shall include only designated stairs, ramps, aisles, walkways, and escalators leading to a public way.
Yes I agree, there are certain areas where battery back are required (ie generator room) I once thought that battery back up had to be provided in the ORs as well. I am just having trouble locating that information. Thank you for your input.
Refer to NFPA 99, 1999 Edition, 3-188.8.131.52.5e Battery-Powered Emergency Lighting Units. Oneor more battery-powered emergency lighting units shall be provided inaccordance with NFPA 70, National Electrical Code, Section 700-12(e).
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