Pager Systems for Emergencies
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.
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Paging and Emergency Broadcast Systems are excellent ways to communicate messages efficiently and effectively throughout your location. Kelley Communications can integrate these systems and provide a comprehensive security plan for your location.
Some Common Features of our Paging Systems:
Mass notification systems (MNS), as referenced in Table 1, are systems that provide real-time information/instructions to people in a given area or building in the form of voice communications, visual signals, textual/graphical/tactile communications, or other methods with the intention of aiding in protecting lives during an emergency situation (Unified Facilities Criteria 4-021-01). These systems should consist of multiple methods or layers to ensure that the appropriate parties are notified of the emergency situation at the right time, as shown in Table 2.
These layers, or combination thereof, shall be used to address threats identified in the risk analysis as well as the emergency response plan as deemed appropriate by the design team. The use of multiple layers can aid in increasing the reliability of the notification system. It is important for designers to understand the owner’s goals in specifying the notification layer(s) for the different potential emergency scenarios.
The sequences of operation and activation methods for MNS are considerations for the team to integrate into the design. NFPA 72 leaves the decision of whether in-building MNS should be manual or automatically initiated to the designer. Regardless, upon activation, visible notification must be active in addition to the pre-recorded message or live voice announcement. The priority of messages/announcements, including differentiation between fire alarm and mass notification, is to be compliant with the emergency response plan and shall consider that a fire event may no longer be the highest priority.
Another thought to be considered by the design team is whether the activation shall be password-protected or if manual means such as panic button are permitted. NFPA 72 does not limit the designer to one way or another; however, the secure access method must be in accordance with the risk analysis and emergency response plan.
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.
The OSHA Penalties for Non-Compliance are:
- $13,494 per violation- first offense!
- $13,494 per day beyond the abatement date!
- $134,937 per violation for willful or repeated violations
Learn More Here About the OSHA Regulations & Penalties Here:
( Read 3302, 3000, 3021 and 2201)
We can install an emergency broadcast system at your location that uses pre-recorded 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 troubleshoot their install error.
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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.
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