Disabled refuge systems are designed to be installed in safe places where in the event of a fire, wheelchair-restricted members of staff can easily escape to a safe refuge area. They can then activate the refuge area unit which sends an alert to the main control panel where a fire marshal can then communicate with the staff in the refuge areas. These are ideal in multistory Birmingham buildings where lifts may be shut down during a fire alarm.
The main benefits for the Disabled Refuge System include:
- Alerts fire marshals to the refuge area, allowing fire marshals to ensure all staff are safe from fire risk
- Two way speech monitoring; allowing contact between marshals and staff in refuge areas
- Battery backed-up for extra security
- Resettable system once all staff have been evacuated
Activated refuge systems include an auto listening feature so marshals can monitor the refuge area. Once each disabled member of staff has been evacuated, the system can then be reset with a key operated switch on the refuge area unit.
The system and its installation must comply with the British standard BS5588. Due to a change in legislation, the systems have now become a legal requirement in many new builds. At Island Fire Protection, we will supply and install the disabled refuge system in line with legislation.
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