Fisk Group have recently Designed, supplied, installed and commissioned a complete new Hochiki FIREscape Plus system within The Campion School Hornchurch Essex.
European legislation calls for all commercial premises to install approved fire detection and alarm systems. Many countries, including the UK, also strongly advise building owners to install self-testing emergency lighting systems (as recommended by BS 5266:1 2016). FIREscape+ is the only truly combined fire detection and emergency lighting solution that satisfies both requirements.
At the heart of the FIREscape+ system, is an addressable panel that controls both the fire detection and emergency lighting units. Using 40 volt fire resistant screened cable, up to 127 dynamic exit signs, luminaires, fire detection devices, and input/ output units, can be wired onto the same loop. Each device is given an address and the dynamic exit signs are programmed through cause and effect. In the event of a fire, the system will automatically determine the state of the dynamic exit signs based on the location of the fire. Emergency exit signs will illuminate with a red cross if an escape route is blocked by fire; meanwhile in unaffected areas, exit signs will illuminate with the internationally recognised BS EN ISO 7010 green graphic, to safely guide building occupants to the closest available emergency exit.
This revolutionary system has been designed to ensure that building occupants are given the best possible opportunity to escape; even if they are unfamiliar with the building layout.