When an emergency that requires evacuation occurs, disabled refuge areas provide people in need of assistance with somewhere relatively safe to call for help and wait for assistance.
Quite often, people with mobility problems or those that use a wheelchair can find it difficult to follow evacuation routes and get themselves to safety, especially if the safest path out of the building is by stairs. Therefore, UK law requires all non-domestic premises where an emergency exit is by stairs, or the building has more than one floor, to have disabled refuge points in place.
A disabled refuge will typically consist of at least one outstation that provides hands-free communication with a master station installed at a central location. This allows those in need of assistance to easily communicate with building managers or the emergency services to get help leaving the building.
Crisis EVC allows all emergency voice communications to be installed as part of one communication network. Fire telephones, disabled refuge and assist call alarms can all be connected to the same system providing significant cost savings over separate systems and delivering an easy-to-install, low-maintenance and reliable system.
Crisis Green Type B Refuge Outstation
Crisis Green Type B Disabled Refuge Outstations are designed to be used by the public as a disabled refuge call point. They are made from injection moulded green polycarbonate and feature a single, flashing, green, braille enhanced call button to help with location which is used to start and end a call. The Crisis Green Type B Outstation has a high-volume ringer, provides hands-free communication and is designed and manufactured in the UK.
Crisis Green Type B Disabled Refuge Outstations are fully compliant with BS5839-9:2011 and are compatible with the Crisis standalone and network systems.
Type B Green Refuge Stations are suitable for a variety of applications including:
An optional, tailored surround is available to compliment the Crisis Green Type B Refuge Outstation and is used for surface applications where rear cable entry is necessary.
Typical Wiring Diagram
Crisis Green Type B Refuge Outstations are connected, and powered, by a two-core line circuit and receive battery back-up from the Crisis Master Station.
Crisis Green Type B Refuge Outstations can be used with an ‘MK’ style double back-box over 25mm deep. The unit should be installed at a height of 900mm to 1200mm from the centre line to the finished floor level. The supplied sign should be placed adjacent to the outstation to give instructions.
Why Choose Eurofyre?
- Complete System Supplier
- Eurofyre manufactures and supplies all aspects of fire detection and associated safety products and can provide expert advice and consultation.
- Demonstration and Training
- We offer demonstrations and expert training on a range of systems, including the Crisis range of disabled refuge, in our very own sophisticated training facility.
- After-Sales Support
- Eurofyre offers both on-site and telephone support to assist you in ensuring that your system is fully functional and operating at maximum efficiency. Our after-sales care and support are second-to-none.
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