Life Safety Systems
At Landworth we provide comprehensive design and installation services for fire alarm systems and other related life safety systems such as Smoke Ventilation (AOV) systems, Nurse Call, Disabled WC Alarms and Aspiration units. The importance of installing and maintaining these systems to the current relevant Code of Practice cannot be overestimated. Whilst maintaining a flexible approach to our client’s needs, our highly trained and certificated team of engineers provide an excellent quality of service and reliability. We provide Professional in house Design, Supply, Installation, Commission, Verification and Maintenance Services to all Life safety solutions tailor made to each individual client’s requirements. We take pride in our solutions providing value for money utilising the best technology and being aesthetically pleasing to our clients.
Building Regulations insist all new (non-domestic buildings) with more than one storey provide ‘refuge’ areas Disabled refuge systems are designed for use within these buildings they are– relatively safe places where people who cannot easily use fire escapes and evacuation lifts can call for assistance and wait until help arrives. Simple, with access provided for all, provision must be made for safe evacuation in the event of an emergency. In some circumstances, those with physical impairments can be assisted by others – but in many situations, this is not suitable or safe.
Here at Landworth we have designed and installed both simple and complex emergency disabled refuge call and alarm systems, for a range of corporate, commercial, retail and public sector organisations, including healthcare and education, throughout the UK.
A solution comes in the form of temporary areas of safety – ‘refuge areas’. The person in need of assistance is helped to the closest refuge area and awaits safe evacuation. Refuge areas must meet certain criteria, these are covered in BS9999:2008. As well as describing suitable areas for refuge and the type of construction, the Standard specifies the need for two-way communication.
Disabled refuge systems are designed for use in buildings that contain refuge areas. This type of intercom system allows emergency services to be in constant contact with the people in the refuge areas who seek assistance. The Disability Discrimination Act made it the responsibility of all companies, nationwide, to ensure that access to buildings and services is available to everyone – there must be no discrimination.
An EVC (emergency voice communication) or Disabled Refuge System allows firefighters and others to communicate with one another during emergency situations. The system also allows communication with disabled persons. It is a “system that allows voice communication in either direction between a central control point and a number of other points throughout a building or building complex, particularly under the direction of management of firefighters.” (BS5839-9:2003 3.3).
Nurse Call Systems
In the past 10 years Landworth has successfully installed Nurse Equipment to Healthcare facilities throughout the UK.
We have worked with numerous hospital trusts throughout London and the south east.
Installing life safety Alarm systems such as but not limited to Static Systems, Wandsworth Health Systems, Baldwin Boxhall and Channel Safety Systems etc.
Recently awarded and completed Nurse Call contracts to the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, Ashford Hospital Middx, Royal Brompton Hospital, Guys Hospital London, Kings College Hospital London, Lewisham Hospital London and the Harley street clinic London.
Our CAD design service provides detailed drawings depicting system layouts and wiring schematics; invaluable where customers elect to deal with us on a supply install and Commission basis.