EVAC-ALERT, C-TEC’s new evacuation alert system, is now in operation at Delaney Heights, a radically renovated tower block in Salford.
With 119 affordable rent apartments featuring floor to ceiling windows and stunning city views, the building cost over £9M to refurbish and is named after Shelagh Delaney, Salford’s famous playwright and the author of ‘A Taste of Honey’.
The EVAC-ALERT system installed there comprises a powerful 3-loop panel connected to single and multi-way flat interface units, self-testing sounders and Equality Act-compliant visual indicators and vibrating pillow pads, all designed to fully comply with BS 8629, the code of practice for evacuation alert systems.
Darren Moulding, Director at Supersafe, the BAFE SP207-registered specialist fire company that completed the project for The Guinness Partnership, said: “Optimum fire safety protection and the correct evacuation procedures are critical in residential buildings to protect people and property.
“Currently there’s a huge demand for evacuation alert systems as Part B of Building Regs states they must be installed in all new residential buildings over 18 metres high.
“EVAC-ALERT’s flexibility means it’s very easy to customise to create a cost-effective BS 8629-compliant solution for any high-rise to give owners and residents peace of mind.
“We particularly liked the fact we could test every single sounder independently from the panel and that the entire system was powered up and running perfectly from the word go. Our client was very impressed during handover and, as a company, we would highly recommend EVAC-ALERT.”
Joanne Stokes, Building Safety Resident Liaison Officer at The Guinness Partnership said: “Myself and Robert Murphy, our Clerk of Works were more than happy with the installation of the evacuation alert system. Supersafe’s customer service skills are second-to-none and communication with myself and our customers was first-class and kept the project firmly on track. I look forward to working with the Supersafe team on future projects.”
EVAC-ALERT is powered by C-TEC’s CAST protocol and fully compatible with ENVISION, its powerful new cloud-based remote access data management software which can be used to provide duty holders with a verifiable audit trail of system activity and device testing.
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