Fire roll call enables rapid and orderly evacuation in case of an emergency
Having the right systems in place to enable an orderly and efficient evacuation in case of an emergency is a must for most companies, especially those in the leisure industry, where members of public, as well as employees, could be in serious danger.
That was specifically the case with the Basingstoke Aquadrome, where an emergency evacuation was carried out a couple of weeks ago after the fire alarm was triggered, as a news report in the local media has been able to reveal.
Everyone in the building, including those using the pools, was asked to leave immediately at around 3.15pm after the fire alarm sounded. Those who were using the pools were given thermal foil blankets to keep warm before making their way outside to the front of the building, at Basingstoke Leisure Park, to await further instruction.
Luckily, there was no real emergency, since the evacuation happened after a hairdryer overheated in the men’s changing room, and the smoke had set off the fire alarm.
Tensor Fire Roll Call – a vital feature in case of an emergency evacuation
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.