Fire Roll Call Systems Will Streamline Personnel Evacuation In Case of a Chemical Leak
Fire Roll Systems will play a major part in streamlining emergency evacuation in case of industrial accidents involving chemical leaks or spills, such as the one that has recently occurred at a water treatment company in Billingham, Teesside.
According to a news report into this matter, some kind of chemical reaction took place within container being unloaded at a warehouse at Biochemica UK, on the Cowpen Lane Industrial Estate.
A delivery was being unloaded, but two of the chemicals reacted with each other inside a container, and caused a release. The building was evacuated and the emergency services called.
A statement released by the company said: “During a routine delivery procedure there was a minor incident at our Billingham warehouse.
“In line with our procedures the emergency services were notified and attended site as a consequence. There were no serious injuries and those affected have attended hospital for precautionary checks.
“The situation was dealt with internally to the satisfaction of the attending services and normal operations have resumed.”
Fire roll call systems – a life-saving feature when emergency staff evacuation is required
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.