Emergency Warning

Shopping Centre: Do my external facing shops require occupant warning?

Earlier today, I received a telephone call from the Centre Manager for a Shopping Centre asking for advice in regard to emergency warning. The questions went along the lines of;

"Do I need to install additional speakers outside the outward facing retailers on the perimeter of the shopping centre?"

To answer this question, we need to refer to the National Construction Code / Building Code of Australia (BCA) and any related Australian Standards.

Maintenance Procedures for Emergency Warning & Intercommunication Systems

The maintenance of Emergency Warning & Intercommunication Systems is generally carried out according to the following standards;