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Emergency / Escape Lighting Ordinances Ordinance № Iz-1971 of 29.10.2009 for civil-technical rules and norms for fire safety Ordinance № Iz-2377 / 15.09.2011 for the rules a...

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Emergency / Escape Lighting


Ordinances

  • Ordinance № Iz-1971 of 29.10.2009 for civil-technical rules and norms for fire safety
  • Ordinance № Iz-2377 / 15.09.2011 for the rules and norms for fire safety of the side works in exploitation
  • Ordinance №7 of 23.09.1999 for the minimum requirements for healthy and safe working conditions on the work place and using work equipment
  • Ordinance № 49 of 10.08.1976 for artificial lighting in buildings
  • Ordinance № РД-07/8 of 20.12.2008 for the minimum requirements for signs and signals of safety and / or health at work


Standards

  • БДС EN 1838:2005 Lighting applications. Emergency lighting  EmEx
  • БДС EN 50172: 2006 Emergency escape lighting systems
  • БДС EN 50171: 2006 Central power supply systems
  • БДС EN 60598-2-22:1998/A1:2004 Luminaires. Part 2: Particular requirements. Section 22: Luminaires for emergency lighting


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Hazardous Area and ATEX directives


There are two Directives of the European Parliament and Council, related to hazardous areas, where an explosive atmosphere may be present:

  • Directive 94/9/EC (ATEX 95) of the European Parliament and the Council of 23 March 1994 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States concerning equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres.
  • Directive 1999/92/EC (ATEX 137) of the European Parliament and the Council of 16 December 1999 on minimum requirements for improving the safety and health protection of workers potentially at risk from explosive atmospheres.


These two Directives are commonly called the АТЕХ Directives. АТЕХ is abbreviation from the French “АТmosphères ЕХplosives“. 


The Bulgarian Government published three ordinances which implement the АТЕХ Directives in Bulgaria even before joining EU:

  • Ordinance № Iз-1971 of 29.10.2009 for civil-technical rules and norms for fire safety
  • Ordinance, based on Directive 94/9/EC (ATEX 95) is Ordinance of the substantial requirements and assessment of conformity concerning equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres. EmExRatified on 21st September 2001
  • Ordinance, based on Directive 1999/92/EC (ATEX 137) is Ordinance No 11 of 27 December 2004 on minimum requirements for improving the safety and health protection of workers potentially at risk from explosive atmospheres. Ratified on 18th January 2005



Every one of these directives and ordinances is followed by a number of European standards providing guidance for the implementation of same.

  • БДС EN 61241-10:2006 Electrical apparatus for use in the presence of combustible dust. Classification of areas where combustible dusts are or may be present
  • БДС EN 60079-10:2004 Electrical apparatus for explosive gas atmospheres. Part 10 Classification of hazardous areas
  • БДС EN 61241-10:2006 Електрическа апаратура за използване при наличие на горим прах. Част 10: Класификация на зони при наличие на горими прахове или където могат да възникнат