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May 7, 2021


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FIREX Tech Talks

FIREX Tech Talks: Advanced – Simultaneous evacuation & BS 8629 compliance

Advanced Fire Systems – Simultaneous evacuation & BS 8629 compliance

IFSEC-FIREX-TechTalks-20As a manufacturer of specialist fire equipment that protects lives and property, Advanced’s solutions are installed in many of the world’s tallest (and smallest) buildings, as well as in a wide variety of complex and high-risk sites. During this Tech Talks session, the company covered the latest guidance on the installation and commissioning of evacuation alert systems, as well as the guidelines for simultaneous evacuation updated by the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) in October 2020.

Advanced provides an overview of the responsibilities of key stakeholders in the process, such as building managers and the responsible person. In addition, the company provides best practice advice on complying with BS 8629:2019, highlighting why it may be beneficial to ‘over engineer’ systems for future conversions.

Within the live Q&A, discussion points included:

  • Why wouldn’t I just install a sprinkler system in my high-rise residential block as opposed to a BS8629 evacuation and alert system?
  • How should I go about ascertaining whether my building can have the waking watch removed and a simultaneous alarm fire alarm system installed?
  • Where is it best to install the MxProfire panel in a tall building? Is there any advice on this? 
  • What were the major updates to the 2020 edition of Simultaneous Evacuation Guidance?
  • Do I really need that outer security enclosure to be so robust?

Watch the video below to view the full Tech Talk!

Connect with the fire safety community online 1-30 June

Connect 2021 is your first major opportunity to come together with the fire safety community online from 1-30 June!

FIREX Connect, the month-long online event, will give attendees the opportunity to make up for lost time by browsing fire safety solutions, connecting with suppliers and getting up-to-date on the latest legislation from the comfort of your home.

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