New Part M version of assistance alarm kit

ESP has expanded its Beacon Disabled Refuge and Assistance Alarm product range to include a new Part M version of its assistance alarm kit. The new assistance alarm kit is designed to meet the criteria of care standards that are set out in Part M building regulations BS 8300.

BS 8300 is a British Code of Practice that sets out the requirements of how buildings should be designed, constructed and maintained to meet the needs of disabled people. In addition, it outlines how to create an accessible and inclusive environment for them.

Designed to enable a person in need to raise an alarm in the event of an emergency, the three-part kit comprises an indication module, pull cord module and reset module, and it also features a battery back-up function (the battery comes included).

The Indication Module includes an 80db distinctive tone alert sounder with clear LED alert triangle indication for when the alarm has been triggered. The Pull Cord Module features an anti-ligature mechanism and has a distinctive red pull cord supplied with two handles, including an LED alert triangle. The Reset Module features a clear LED alert triangle indication with internal sounder to reassure the user the alarm has been raised and that assistance is on the way. The alert triangle acts as a push button to reset the alarm and is clearly indicated in tactile lettering on the module.

The Beacon assistance alarm range now comprises three kits, with the new Part M grey version joining the existing white and stainless steel finishes.

The modules that make up the standard white kit and the new Part M kit are all manufactured to include antimicrobial properties – making them suitable for hygiene-sensitive applications. The modules are also available to purchase as separate items.

The compact design makes the products suitable for many interiors, and the system is expandable to include additional indication and pull cord modules if required. All three modules are designed to fit a standard one-gang box.

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