OWS

Emergency Warning Systems - Principle of Operation

For many of us, the first time we learn about an emergency, is when we hear the telltale signs of an emergency warning system in operation.

A emergency warning system is a life safety system installed to safeguard occupants from illness or injury by warning them of a fire or emergency and to safeguard occupants during the orderly evacuation of a building in an emergency. They assist in these two functions by;

  • providing mass notification of an emergency; and
  • providing a method to communicate with and direct building occupants in the event of an emergency.