Fire roll call is an essential, life-saving feature for industrial plants

Implementing a secure and reliable solution for managing the evacuation of personnel working within a plant in case of an emergency is really a vital measure for the industrial segment, considering just how dangerous and potentially deadly a fire can prove to be in this environment.

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Due the nature of the materials contained within, recycling centres are particularly prone to fire hazards. This was exactly the case with the recycling centre in Bredbury, Stockport, which caught fire around a week ago.

A fire service spokesman said the fire involved large bales containing recyclable materials and was spread over a 100m by 100m area. As the recycling centre is built next to a Morrisons supermarket, there was quite a serious danger of the blaze extending fast, so several roads were closed, and some bus services in the area were diverted.

In order to mitigate for the occurrence of such potentially dangerous situations, Tensor has implemented a top-quality Fire Roll Call feature within all of our Time & Attendance and Access Control systems.

Our systems 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.

Plus, 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 feature implemented as a part of the Tensor Time & Attendance and Access Control systems, just contact us or Book a Demo, our representatives will be more than happy to answer any and all of your queries.

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