The Leadenhall Building in London has become the tallest construction project so far to benefit from Ramtech Electronics’ innovative wireless fire alarm system.
Laing O’Rourke used the company’s proven wireless emergency system (WES) to protect workers and physical assets during construction of the 224 metre, 45 floor central London development.
The Leadenhall Building demonstrates the versatility of the company’s technology – WES is suitable for all types of projects from small construction sites through to large commercial and civil engineering developments.
Around 85 per cent of the Leadenhall Building was assembled off site for speed and efficiency. Being a wireless system meant that the WES units could be repositioned quickly and easily, which was key to keeping up with an unprecedented level of construction progress for a high rise structure in the UK.
The WES technology also saved time by allowing mandatory weekly fire alarm tests to be carried out using the silent function, avoiding disruption to workers.
To eliminate false alarms and lost hours on site, the system uses highest quality Category 1, Euro-harmonised radio in compliance with European standards covering the use of radio technology in emergency equipment (ETSI 300-220-1).
Ramtech Electronics has been developing market leading wireless technology specifically for the construction sector for over a quarter of a century. It is the only wireless fire alarm system in the UK to be specifically engineered – and independently tested and approved – to comply with EN54, and therefore with the new Construction Products Regulation (CPR).
In addition to helping save lives on construction sites by ensuring workers and visitors are alerted as quickly as possible and can evacuate to safety as soon as a fire is detected, the technology protects valuable assets. In the case of the Leadenhall project that included work in progress and neighbouring high value buildings.
Paul Henson, Sales and Marketing Director at Ramtech Electronics said: “The relatively low investment required for our system compared to the protection it provides makes it a very straightforward business decision. Once the work on site is completed the units can simply be moved to the next construction project.”
To ensure your site has the best possible protection for workers and assets, whilst complying with the new EN54 standard, call the WES+ helpline on: 00 44 (0) 115 822 3424, or visit: www.wesfire.co.uk