Emergency Assistance Alarm System
Requirement for an Emergency Assistance Alarm System
Under the Equality Act, building owners have a duty of care to ensure the safety of all building occupants, especially those less able.
Buildings Regulations Approved Document M provides the requirements for these systems which applies to all buildings other than pure dwelling places. This requires the fitting of emergency assistance alarm systems to allow users of the disabled facilities to call for help should they need it. BS8300 provides additional guidance on the implementation of this requirement.
The “Assist Call” system is designed to provide a fully compliant and scalable solution to building owners with many unique benefits, including clear indication, acoustic and visual feedback and high quality, stainless steel finishes blending into all locations.
Where Emergency Assistance Alarm Systems are located remotely they should report back to a central position, i.e. a manned reception. The Lexicomm Assist Call system provides this and meets the requirement for “Acknowledge” so the occupant will receive audible and visual feedback that the call has been received and help is on the way.
Lexicomm Assist Call Benefits
- Ease of wiring with plates wired in any order
- Shared line circuit available with Type B outstation
- Assist Call alarm indication at master stations
- Acknowledge facility as per BS8300
- Installation savings due to shared network
- No local mains power required
Accessible Bedroom Emergency assistance alarm
Accessible bedrooms require Emergency Assistance Alarms Systems, these are called for under the Equality Act and Building Regulations Approved Document M.
There are many examples of such buildings typically:
- Student Accommodation
- Residential Accommodation
The Lexicomm Network is ideal for buildings that require multiple points of control. Master stations can be placed in areas such as reception areas and security/fire control rooms whilst System Expander panels can be located locally to provide power and to monitor emergency assistance alarms in accessible bedrooms.
- Additional pull cords and cancel plates on the line circuit
- Fault monitored battery backed line circuit
- Central locations for Assist Call alarm indication