Paging / Emergency Broadcast
Paging & Emergency Broadcast
A good mass notification system can mean the difference between life and death in the workplace. Communicating quickly and easily in an emergency and non-emergency situation is imperative in certain situations. Let’s raise the bar and make your building a safer place to work.
Paging and Emergency Broadcast Systems are excellent ways to communicate messages efficiently and effectively throughout your location. We can integrate these systems and provide a comprehensive security plan for your location.
Some Common Features of our Paging Systems:
- Ceiling Speakers
- Emergency Phones
- Feedback Terminators
- Telephone Access Modules
- Door Controllers
- Entry Phones
- Alarm Systems
- Zone Paging and Modules
- Multiple Entrance Capability
Emergency Broadcast Systems are Required by OSHA if you have 10 or More Employees
Emergency Action Plans from www.osha.gov. (section 1910.165):
- 1910.38(c) -An employer must have and maintain an employee alarm system. The employee alarm system must use a distinctive signal for each purpose and comply with the requirements in 1910.165.
- 1910.165 (b) (3)-The employee alarm shall be distinctive and recognizable as a signal to evacuate the work area or to perform actions designated under the emergency action plan.
- 1910.165 (b) (4)-The employer shall explain to each employee the preferred means of reporting emergencies, such as manual pull box alarms, public address systems, radio or telephones. The employer shall post emergency telephone numbers near telephones, or employee notice boards, and other conspicuous locations when telephones serve as a means of reporting emergencies. Where a communication system also serves as the employee alarm system, all emergency messages shall have priority over all non-emergency messages.
- 1910.165 (b) (5)-The employer shall establish procedures for sounding emergency alarms in the workplace. For those employers with 10 or fewer employees in a particular workplace, direct voice communication is an acceptable procedure for sounding the alarm provided all employees can hear the alarm. Such workplaces need not have a back-up system.
- 1910.165 (d) (2)-The employer shall assure that a test of the reliability and adequacy of non-supervised employee alarm systems is made every two months. A different actuation device shall be used in each test of a multi-actuation device system so that no individual device is used for two consecutive tests.
- 1910.165 (d) (3)-The employer shall maintain or replace power supplies as often as is necessary to assure a fully operational condition. Back-up means of alarm, such as employee runners or telephones, shall be provided when systems are out of service.
We can install an emergency broadcast system at your location that uses prerecorded micro-computer messages to send out potentially life-saving broadcasts in the event of an emergency. These messages enable all persons to take the appropriate actions in the event of an emergency without needing a live person to actively broadcast instructions.
Valcom vs. 70 Volt Systems
It’s important to make sure your system installers are experienced and certified experts. Most system installers don’t realize that you cannot use existing Cat3 wiring to install new Valcom paging or emergency broadcast systems , for example. Cat5 wiring must be used to have your Valcom broadcast system fully functional. In addition, the proper connections must be used and installed correctly for proper functioning. Many installers are bringing old methodology knowledge to their Valcom installs, and it simply won’t work. This costs you time and money as they trouble shoot their install error.
Learn more about your choices for Paging Systems here and then Contact Us to discuss your project!
At Kelley Communications, we have the experience and know how of all the parts, connectors, inputs and their functions in order to have your system installed and running properly. Do not leave this work to an amateur! Get the most out of your system functionality with a system install by Kelley Communications. Save yourself time, frustration and money by having our experts install your systems correctly the first time, using the right wiring and connections necessary to ensure your equipment operates properly.
Give us a call today at 414-727-7070 to discuss your Paging and Emergency Broadcast System needs.