Earlier this year, ESP launched a new category of products with its Beacon Disabled Refuge range. Meeting the requirements of BS 9999:2017 and Building Regulations Approved Document B, the Beacon range comprises a variety of products that are specifically designed to assist emergency evacuation situations in a wide range of buildings and venues – with the aim of assisting people with limited mobility to safely exit the building.
The Beacon ‘Master Stations’ are the central point of the system, which combines disabled refuge outstations, fire telephone handsets and emergency alarms to form one fully integrated system.
ESP has just expanded the range with a new green Disabled Refuge Outstation that will be offered in addition to the existing stainless-steel version. The new green outstation will appeal to projects and installations where budgets may be limited.
Disabled Refuge Outstations, known as ‘Type B’, provide a fixed point of communication in a building for users who require evacuation or assistance. Situated in refuge areas usually found in protected stairwells, the outstation provides duplex audio to the Master Station, which is located in the building’s control room, or at access points for the fire service.
The new green ‘Type B’ outstation has all the features and benefits of the stainless-steel version:
- High quality duplex audio and high-volume ringer
- Hands-free call operation with LED call status
- Optional flush or surface mount
- Fully compliant to BS5839-9:2021