Fire roll call functionality is vital for ensuring employee safety on industrial estates


An industrial estate in Stirlingshire was engulfed in a huge blaze, prompting fire fighters from across Central Scotland to spend no less than 7 hours trying to put it out, a news report reveals.

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The fire broke out at Leslie Park in Denny, and the situation was extremely volatile and dangerous, due to the fact that dangerous chemicals were actually stored on-site. At one point the fire spread to external storage areas and engulfed stockpiles of used tyres.

Luckily, the fire crews were successful in putting out the fire, and no casualties were recorded.

A spokeswoman for the fire service said: “Initial crews were faced with a well-developed fire and immediately summoned additional appliances. Crews were challenged by additional hazards in the form of chemicals stored and suspected cylinders within the premises. This added to the partial collapse of sections of the roof and walls.”

Given the type of situation described above, installing a complete and comprehensive Fire Roll Call solution is always a very good idea, and this is specifically where Tensor can lend a helping hand, given our extensive experience in setting-up access control systems featuring Fire Roll Call functionality.

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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