Chemical spill prompts emergency evacuation of Scottish schools


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Fire roll call systems can prove to be life-saving solutions in situations when immediate, yet orderly evacuation is required. This exact type of unfortunate event has recently occurred in Scotland, where three schools had to be evacuated following a chemical spill in a science department.

Fourteen people – 10 pupils and four members of staff – were affected by the incident at Kilmarnock’s Grange Academy, a news report has been able to find. All three schools were evacuated and the campus was closed as emergency services attended the scene.

A large jar containing a mixture of powerful chemicals was spilled in a school room and the fumes caused breathing difficulties. The pupils were treated at the scene but two teachers were taken to hospital as a precaution.

Tensor Fire Roll Call – a must-have system for emergency evacuations

Safety is ensured when Tensor clocks and Access Control units are linked into your company’s fire alarm system to trigger a fast, automated fire evacuation list.

The T8526 can control up to two printers for evacuation reporting purposes. On activation of a fire alarm panel, automatic roll-call reports are printed listing the names and departments of cardholders who remain on-site. In addition, doors can be configured to open automatically on fire alarm activation and lock automatically once the fire alarm activation condition has ceased.

Reports can be grouped by a cardholder’s default resident fire point or by the fire point that they are currently booked on to. Printers are connected either via a direct cable connection or by direct IP and can be limited to reporting upon specific zones or fire points.

Muster points can also be installed where cardholders scan upon arrival at a Muster point. In real-time, Tensor.NET Access removes the cardholder from the fire roll-call report to provide a real-time roll call of any cardholders who remain in the building.

If you’d like to find out more about the Fire Roll Call functionality provided by the Tensor Time & Attendance and Access Control systems, just contact our dedicated product team, they’ll be more than happy to answer all of your questions and queries on the matter.

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