For most people, a simple instruction like “please leave the building by the nearest available exit” can be acted upon quickly and easily. But for wheelchair users, the disabled and infirm, this isn’t always the case.
Current Building Regulations recognise this and insist all new non-domestic buildings with more than one storey provide ‘refuge’ areas – relatively safe places where people who cannot easily use fire escapes and evacuation lifts can call for assistance and wait until help arrives.
Simple, effective two-way communication in these areas is essential, firstly to assist rescue teams in determining where assistance is required and secondly to reassure people help is on the way.
Communication systems in refuge areas are known as Emergency Voice Communication(EVC) Systems and SigTEL is suitable for use in all types of EVC application – be it a disabled refuge, fire telephone or stadium marshalling system.
Incredibly easy to use and offering true duplex speech, SigTEL meets and exceeds the requirements of standards such as BS 5839 part 9 in all areas and is hugely cost-effective in comparison to other systems on the market.
Key features of the SigTEL emergency voice communication system
- Ideal for all disabled refuge, fire telephone and stadium marshalling applications
- Compact 4 or 8 line wall-mounting master controllers save valuable space in crowded control rooms
- 8 line expansion unit allows a 4 or 8 line master controller to be easily expanded to 12 or 16 lines
- Powerful networking facility allows up to four master controllers (plus any expansion units) to be interlinked allowing systems of up to 64 lines to be easily implemented
- Optional anti-tamper enclosures available for controllers located in areas accessible to the public
- Wide range of ‘Disabled Refuge’ (Type B) outstations available in stainless steel or green steel (flush, surface or weatherproof options available)
- ‘Fire Telephone’ (Type A) outstations available in locking or non-locking red steel cabinets
- All outstations offer true duplex speech and can be mixed and matched to suit the application
- Unique ‘auto-learn’ facility allows fast system set up
- Devices can be named/edited using the buttons on a master controller or via an optional PC programming configurator (part no. EVC423).
- All extensions can be named with user-defined text of up to 15 characters