Building Occupant Warning System

The Building Code of Australia specifies that a building occupant warning system is to be provided when the BCA requires a smoke hazard management system to be installed in the building. The warning system must be capable of alerting all of the occupants in all parts of the building to evacuate the building in an emergency. A building surveyor/ building certifier would nominate the warning system as an essential safety measure under each state’s building legislation.

The Building Code of Australia in clause 8 of Specification E1.5 specifies that a required sprinkler system installed in a building must be connected to and be able to activate the occupant warning system under a building permit.

FSP can design the Occupant Warning System for your building to the following Australia Standards:

  • AS 1670.1-2004 Fire detection, warning, control and intercom systems – System design, installation and commissioning – Fire
  • AS1670.4-2004 Fire detection, warning, control and intercom systems – System design, installation and commissioning – Sound systems and intercom systems for emergency purposes (aka EWIS)
  • AS 1259.1-1990 Acoustics – Sound level meters – Non-integrating

Fire Safety Practitioners (FSP) is an Australian owned network site that provides a range of affordable fire design and installation services for building owners and developers.

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