New Evacuation Alert Systems.New evacuation alert systems are coming onto the market that facilitate the safe and orderly evacuation of buildings containing flats. In the aftermath of the Grenfell tragedy the fire industry responded with the introduction of a new standard BS 8629:2019. The code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning, and maintenance of evacuation alert systems for use by fire and rescue services in buildings containing flats. Below are details of two new products that have come to our attention.
Advanced.Advanced have brought out the EvacGo – Evacuation Alert System. Advanced have worked closely alongside fire industry experts who wrote the standard to create our BS 8629 solution and are custom manufacturing our EACIE (Evacuation Alert Control & Indicating Equipment) to reflect each individual building’s evacuation zones.
C-TEC.Another solution comes from C-TEC, called the EVAC Alert. This 8629: 2019 compliant evacuation alert system specifically designed to assist the fire and rescue services in evacuating high-rise residential buildings in fire emergencies. British-built and comprising a range of evacuation alert panels, single and multi-way flat interface units, self-testing evacuation alert sounders and Equality Act-compliant visual indicators and vibrating pillow pads, EVAC-ALERT facilitates the safe and orderly evacuation of buildings containing flats. Check out the product video here …
FIA GUIDANCE.Read the full FIA Guidance on BS 8629:2019 https://www.fia.uk.com/news/guidance-notefia-guidance-document-bs-8629-2019.html
The installation of Evacuation Alert Systems is covered by the BAFE SP207 Design, Installation, Commissioning and Maintenance of Evacuation Alert Systems Scheme.
RES will bring you further updates on this later in the year.