ESP Beacon Disabled Refuge range – a comprehensive solution 

ESP Beacon Disabled Refuge range – a comprehensive solution 

ESP’s comprehensive Beacon disabled refuge range is being increasingly sought after by contractors working on larger, specification type projects.

Meeting the requirements of BS 9999:2017 and Building Regulations Approved Document B, the Beacon range comprises a variety of products that are specifically designed to assist emergency evacuation situations in a wide range of buildings and venues – with the aim of assisting people with limited mobility to safely exit the building.

The Beacon ‘Master Stations’ are the central point of the disabled refuge system, which combines Fire Telephone Handsets, Disabled Refuge Outstations and Emergency Alarms to form one fully integrated system. 

Master Station – there are two Beacon Master Station options available – a push button version with 2-8 lines, and a touchscreen version with capacity for up to 512 lines to support a wide range of communication devices.  During an emergency the Master Station identifies the location of the Outstation that has been activated, with clear duplex audio to assist an evacuation process.

Disabled Refuge Outstations – known as ‘Type B’ Outstations, these provide a fixed point of communication in a building for users who require evacuation or assistance. Situated in refuge areas usually found in protected stairwells, the Outstation provides duplex audio to the Master Station, which is located in the building’s control room, or at the access points for the fire service.

Fire Telephone Handsets – known as ‘Type A’ Outstations, these are for use by the fire and rescue service during an evacuation, allowing the officer at the fire control centre to communicate with other officers to control the evacuation.  The ‘Type A’ Outstation activates a call to the Master Station to assist the fire and rescue service.

Assist Call Range – comprises a number of expandable 3-part Assist Call Kits and accessory products which interface with the Master Station, identifying the location of the alarm upon activation.  These include a Toilet Kit, as well as a Bedroom Kit suitable for hotels, residential and student accommodation. IP-rated modules are also available as part of the Assist Call accessories range, suitable for wet rooms and for areas of high moisture and humidity.  The options include Call Button, Call Plate and Cancel Plate.

ESP’s Beacon disabled refuge and assistance alarm range is supported by a dedicated, UK-based technical team, and will offer contractors and specifiers access to a free design service, compliant with the latest BS5839-9:2021 regulations.

A brochure covering the whole of the Beacon range, along with examples of how the components of the system integrate is available to download from the ESP website and from the Scolmore Group app.

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