Disabled Refuge

Disabled refuge alarms are designed for use in buildings that contain Refuge areas. This type of system is installed using Fire Alarm Cable and allows emergency services to be in constant contact with the people in the refuge areas. Following legislative changes, this type of installation has become a legal requirement in many new builds.

In the event of a fire or other emergency, staff will evacuate wheelchair-restricted customers to a designated place of safety (Refuge Area). Staff can then activate the Refuge Area Remote Unit, which lights a ‘Refuge Occupied’ indicator on the main Control Panel. The Fire Officer (or Building Manager) is able to communicate with the occupants of the refuge areas, either on an individual basis or by using the ‘all-call’ option.

Each activated disabled refuge system has an auto-listening facility to monitor activity in the Refuge Area from a remote location. As each disabled person is moved to safety, the system can be reset via a key-operated switch on the Refuge Area Remote Unit.