Fire Detection and Alarms (FIP)
These active fire systems provide early detection and inform occupants in the area of a burgeoning emergency.Read More
An Emergency Warning & Intercommunication System (EWIS) will come into play when designing active fire systems which will need a much larger reach than your standard building system. The goal is to supply a system that will allow for a comprehensive and controlled evacuation of a building in the event of an emergency.
While these systems come in a variety of scales, with different inclusions depending on requirements, a full system will usually include Warden Intercom Points, visual and audio alarm/alert functionality, intercom systems, emergency phone systems and a centralised control area. The system can also be used to communicate multiple functions, such as differentiating between Alert or Evacuate.
At larger scales design is integral to ensure all systems across the premises are operating efficiently.
With multiple physical hardware requirements, EWIS installation is a sizable task to be completed by professionals.
Without proper integration of all components present within the EWIS full functionality cannot be achieved for best possible emergency response.
Centralised management is integral to effectively evacuate, or manage emergencies, across large premises. An EWIS, alongside a well-organised emergency control organisation, will give you access to multiple safety tools to keep your building and personnel safe.
These systems take a variety of forms depending on the needs of the space they occupy, which the FES team will assist in ascertaining and installing.
Whoever is operating the EWIS may need to communicate to elsewhere in the building, this is done via phone operated Warden Intercom Points.
Best practice safety allows for the collaboration between systems and people. Make sure your floor wardens are ready for anything with FES training.
Simple, effective and communicative. Alarms let people know what is going on and what to do quickly and effectively.
In the event that audible notifications are inaccessible warning lights add further accessibility when communicating emergencies and procedures to all building occupants.