Fire Indicator Panels are generally located near the entrance of a building, and should always be clearly marked to ensure that relevant emergency services can gain access. It can be connected to various pieces of fire equipment, including smoke detectors, sprinkler systems, fire hydrants and fire hose reels.
A fire can be detected through heat or smoke, depending on the type of detector installed on site. There are also Manual Call Points (MCP), which are located throughout the building and can be activated in the event of an emergency.
An fire indicator panel system will generally alert those in the building of any danger by way of an alarm. This is when you should activate your Emergency Evacuation Plan.
If alarm signalling equipment (ASE) is connected, the fire indicator panel will also notify the nearest Metropolitan Fire Brigade or Country Fire Brigade, ensuring they are immediately dispatched to assist in fighting the fire.
A fire indicator panel must be installed and maintained in accordance with Australian Standard 1851 to ensure they sense and provide warning of a fire in its initial development stage, thus allowing people working or visiting the site the maximum amount of time use escape routes.
If you have any questions about fire indicator panels or portable fire equipment for your home, office, warehouse, public building or industrial site, please give our expert Melbourne fire services team a call on 1800 177 915 to arrange a free quote or to make an appointment for us to visit your premises.
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