Tensor Fire Roll Call App
Fire roll call software & systems for businesses
The Tensor Fire Roll Call app (Tensor FRC) configures compatible iOS and Android touchscreen devices to work as an electronic, portable fire roll call register for emergency evacuations.
The app provides real-time information on people’s location on-site and their safety status. It intended to replace the checking of a paper-based register of on-site personnel and to ensure that all members of staff and/or visitors are accounted for.
Fire marshals can use Tensor FRC to check whether employees have booked themselves on/off-site and mark them as accounted for upon visual confirmation of their safety status. Furthermore, should any employees and/or visitors remain unaccounted for, they can be contacted straight from their profiles stored on the app.
Working in conjunction with the Tensor SSM (Self-Service Module) in Tensor.NET, the Fire Roll Call app helps ensure your staff and visitors’ safety in case of an emergency evacuation.
Tensor Fire Roll Call App - Key Features
Provides real-time information on people’s location on-site and their safety status
Replaces paper-based registers of on-site personnel
Streamlines the employee/visitor emergency evacuation process
Personnel can be immediately contacted by voice call or email straight from the app to ascertain their safety status
Displays a list of employees, within a selected fire point, who are accounted for fire roll call purposes
Displays a list of employees who have booked off site within a configurable time period
Visitors, contractors and visiting employees are included in the app’s on/off-site lists when Tensor.NET is registered with a WinMCVS serial number
App users can mark a person as accounted for directly from the app
Full contact details, including name, telephone numbers, photo and the time and status of the last site booking are available for each person on or off-site
The resident site and the department is displayed for employees
Visitor company and appointment host details are shown for visitors
Lists of on or off-site personnel can be filtered by type (i.e. employee, visitor, contractor or visiting employee)
On or off-site personnel can be searched for by all or part of their surname
Fire marshals can browse the personnel allocated to any fire point available within their user’s assigned site
Tensor Fire Roll Call App - Usage Scenarios
The Tensor Fire Roll Call app has been designed to ensure that all personnel are accounted for. When a person is identified as being in a safe location, such as their fire assembly point, they can be marked as accounted for using the app.
Using this functionality, the FRC app can be integrated with evacuation scenarios in the following ways:
- Personnel is marked as accounted for when exiting the premises – in this scenario scanners are usually installed outside, and at a distance from, a building. On fire alarm evacuation, employees book off-site at these remote 'muster point' scanners. The fire marshal browses the unaccounted for list of employees still on site. Any personnel listed in the app are deemed to be on-site and at risk
- Personnel exit the premises – in this scenario, on fire alarm evacuation, employees assemble at their assigned fire point. The fire marshal identifies each assembled person and marks them as accounted for on the FRC app. Any personnel remaining on the app’s list are deemed to be on-site and at risk
List of personnel unaccounted for/accounted for
List of personnel unaccounted for
After a fire assembly point is selected, the Tensor FRC app displays the 'Unaccounted For' tab on the main fire roll call page. The 'Unaccounted For' tab lists all the employees and visitors that are booked on site and assigned to the selected fire point.
Personnel is listed alphabetically by surname, with their 'type' (employee, visitor, contractor or visiting employee) shown underneath their forename and surname.
The 'Unaccounted For' tab offers a search feature, as well as a number of Filters for search results and list refresh options:
Tap the search icon to quickly search for a person by name. A search box is revealed, and you can type in all or part of a person’s surname. The unaccounted for list is then re-displayed filtered with matching entries. Only surnames are filtered, starting from the first letter of the surname.
The list of personnel in both the unaccounted for and accounted for tabs can be filtered by tapping on the filter icon. The filter page consists of two sections, 'Filter By' and 'Booked Off Period'.
The 'Filter By' section lists the four available person types. Tick or untick any combination of types and then tap save to filter the lists of on and off site personnel accordingly.
Booked Off Period
Personnel appearing in the booked off list can be limited by the amount of time that has elapsed since the person left the site. Tap on the link indicated to the right and select a period ranging from 15 minutes to 23 hours.
Both lists of on and off site personnel may be updated by refreshing the app’s page. This can be done by tapping the refresh icon provided in the fire point title row. The displayed information can also be refreshed, when at the top of the page, by dragging the page down and then releasing it.
List of personnel accounted for
The 'Accounted For' tab always lists all personnel, regardless of the fire point selected, who have booked off-site within the selected time period.
Viewing/contact options for employees and visitors
To view a person’s details, tap on their respective link to reveal the view and book off buttons. This page displays as many employee details as having been entered into Tensor.NET for the person.
As a minimum, the employee’s name and organisational settings (company, site, etc.) will be shown. Further details are listed when populated in these employee screens:
- The employee’s image, as linked in the photograph
- The mobile number is entered in basic details
- The email is stored in the reporting group
The person’s current roll call status, on for the unaccounted for list plus
the date and time they arrived are shown as well.
Visitor, contractor and visiting employee entries have these minor variations on the information displayed:
- The name of their assigned host
- The name of the company they represent
- Their time of arrival at reception
Contact employees/visitors directly from the app
The view contact page displays as many details as having been entered into Tensor.NET for the person. On this page, the email address, mobile and phone numbers have active links.
When the email address link is tapped, the device will open a new email page populated with the person’s email address.
When the telephone number’s links are tapped, the device will automatically call the number.
The Tensor FRC app is compatible with Tensor.NET and SSM web service v18.104.22.168 and above, registered with an FRC serial number.