Emergency Voice Communications / Disabled Assistance

The Equality Act became law in October 2010. It replaced previous legislation (such as the Race Relations Act 1976 and the Disability Discrimination Act 1995) and ensures consistency in what is needed to make a workplace a fair environment and to comply with the law.

Equality law recognises that bringing about equality for disabled people may mean changing the way in which services are delivered, providing extra equipment and/or the removal of physical barriers. The duty to make reasonable adjustments aims to make sure that a disabled person can use a service as close as it is reasonably possible to get to the standard usually offered to non-disabled people.

We Offer Many Benefits

The Complete Emergency Voice Communication System (EVC)

The OmniCare system was the first of its kind when introduced in 2007 as a combined EVC system. Since then it has been installed worldwide and has become the system of choice for many.

It is an addressable emergency voice communication system that allows disabled refuge, fire telephones and disabled toilet alarm remote units to be connected to just one system. It has been developed in accordance with BS5588, BS5839 part 9 and BS8300:2001 (for the disabled toilet alarm).

In addition to two types of disabled refuge remote and the fire telephone remotes, a combined remote (fire telephone/disabled refuge) has been developed for the range. Also, disabled toilet alarms can be connected to the system (via a repeater unit).

Disabled Refuge

Provides two-way communication between building management and person(s) occupying a ‘Refuge Area’ during an emergency evacuation – typically a fire.

The user simply presses the button to initiate call (occupy area). Further communication is hands free at the refuge point or by the user at the control panel. Calls are reset either at the control panel or via the remote, when the refuge area occupant has been evacuated to safety.

An advanced outstation is also available with some additional benefits:
• Integral induction loop.
• The text is tactile, luminescent and in Braille.
• A large button with integral high intensity LED ring.

Audio-Frequency Induction Loop Systems

Audio-frequency induction loop systems (AFILS) allow hearing impaired people to hear more clearly. Most hearing aids have a ‘T’ or ‘MT’ switch which allows them to pick up the electromagnetic field generated by an induction loop system. The hearing aid converts this signal into a sound suited to its user’s specific hearing requirements.

Any person with a hearing aid positioned within or near the loop can hear the loop signal by switching their hearing aid to the correct position, allowing them to participate more effectively in general conversation, ordering goods or services, listening to public performances, etc.

Disabled Toilet Alarm (DTA) System

All new disabled toilet facilities should be fitted with a fixed method of communication (as recommended in BS8300:2001). Our Disabled Toilet Alarm kit provides a fully compliant and cost-effective solution.

Fire Telephone

A telephone handset in a metal enclosure used by fire officers/building control during an emergency, such as a fire, assisting with the efficient evacuation of a building.

Comes with a robust red handset with a hearing aid compatible earpiece (T-coil) and provides clear, full duplex, two-way communication with the control panel.

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