Hyfire’s EvacWireless offers a rapid and efficient solution to BS8629 requirements

With high-rise residential building owners and managers under pressure to be ready for the new BS8629 evacuation-control regulations, global wireless fire-detection and alarm devices leader Hyfire has launched EvacWireless, offering rapid installation, simplified maintenance and minimal installation disruption. The British…

Plus size evacuation – What is the solution?

One of the consequences of modern living with its obtundents of high energy foods and energy saving devices is that it is all too easy to consume more energy than we are using. If the human body takes in more…

How to ensure everyone is evacuated safely during a security threat

As the current threat level for international terrorism in the UK is severe, Gerard Wallace from Evac+Chair says now every business owner, nationwide, should ensure they have comprehensive and up-to-date evacuation procedures in place. Although similar, emergency evacuation procedures caused…

Demystifying voice alarm and voice evacuation systems

Voice alarm/voice evacuation (VA/VE) has become well established over the last 25 years. Old fashioned and frankly outmoded fire alarm systems based on bells have not been fully replaced but the concept of voice commands to instruct and direct people…

Planning for Evacuating People with Disability

Planning for evacuation of people with disability is a complex issue. This article is an extract of the recently produced guidebook entitled Evacuation of People with Disability and Emergent Limitations: Considerations for Safer Buildings and Efficient Evacuations, which discusses the…

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