Evacuation system installation in Queensland are paramount to helping protect the safety and lives of people.
An Emergency Warning and Intercommunication System (EWIS) – as the name suggests – contains two major components:
In most circumstances, the Building Code of Australia (BCA) requires that evacuation system installations in Queensland, including the EWIS, must comply with Australian Standards. These Standard detail the requirements of equipment design and manufacture, with a focus on operation, colour, layout and electrical characteristics. The Standards also provide details on the installation and commissioning of equipment and the integrity required for the cabling systems.
The QFE team have an in-depth knowledge of BCA requirements and can advise you of the types of evacuation system installation in Queensland that are mandatory for your particular building. An EWIS must be installed under a number of circumstances. Some of the main circumstances include buildings with an effective height of more than 25 metres, buildings of 3 or more stories that are used as the residential part of a school, and accommodation for the aged, children or people with disabilities. The BCA requirement for the installation of an EWIS system also includes schools with 4 or more stories and any building that is used as a theatre, public hall, or gathering place where it has 3 or more stories or the floor area is more than 1000m2.
For expert advice on evacuation system installation in Queensland, contact the team at QFE on (07) 3801 1173 or [email protected].