All companies and organizations are responsible for providing effective, reliable and compliant fire-safety equipment. This includes having a reliable warning system. For temporary buildings, such as construction sites, wireless fire alarms are a great solution. Wireless fire alarms send out the message loud and clear and their ‘wirelessness’ makes them incredibly helpful. Keep reading and find out why you should choose to install wireless fire alarms on your construction site.
The main reason why wireless fire alarms are faster to install is in the name. Wireless fire alarms require no wiring between the control panel and other devices, and this makes the whole process more swift.
Many wireless fire alarm systems such as the GoLink from Howler UK are all radio-linked. For these systems, a control panel has been installed, and all the GoLink units are connected and controlled from this device. Every other element of their efficiency and capability is the same but without having to run lengths of cable between units and through partitions at the risk of damaging surfaces on-site; time, labour and money are also saved.
The efficiency of installing wireless fire alarms is largely what makes them ‘cheaper’. The lack of cables means that time and energy are not consumed when running wires and drilling holes and efforts can be focused elsewhere. The lack of disruption is clear when performing tasks and works on-site as there is no risk of hitting hidden wires that would cause downtime and further issues.
Secure and efficient
A wireless fire alarm’s main job is to communicate with other units and to workers in a way that is speedy and loud. This provides early warning on your site to keep your workers safe. The rapid-install quality of wireless fire alarms also guarantees that fire-safety measures can be put in place swiftly and any changes can be made to meet the site’s fire-risk assessment outcomes.
No two construction sites are the same and will require varying numbers of units depending on size, workforce and layout, but all fire-alarm systems should be reliable and loud enough to get the message across. Wireless alarm systems such as the Site Alert RF have a staggering open-air sound transmission over 1km and with 30 subsidiary units able to connect to one master unit… that’s a great way to get the emergency message across.
Portable and reusable
Construction sites are constantly changing as the project develops and wireless connectivity gives a lot of freedom for placement. As your site is changing its layout, wireless fire alarms can be unfixed from the surface and moved to another. They can even be taken to new construction sites to watch out for any new dangers.
Many wireless fire alarm models are battery-powered which makes them even more portable. These alkaline batteries are long-lasting and easy to replace if necessary – the units have a built-in low battery warning. Place them on a Howler SafetyHub or mobile FirePost, and you can move them out of the way as the trades progress without any effort.
Stay fully compliant
Wireless fire alarms make it faster and easier to stay compliant. JCOP dictates the quality of sound required per site (dependent on size and layout) and also that some measure must be in place. Wireless fire alarms can be installed quickly at the early stages of any construction project and easily moved around as the project progresses to make sure your site continues to remain safe, organized and prepared.
It is the responsibility of the responsible person on any construction site or building project to ensure all necessary fire-safety measures and are in place and that all equipment is maintained, reliable and suitable for the environment.
At Howler UK, our services make staying compliant and prepared simple. We take fire safety seriously and offer high-quality products to support you on-site.
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