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Break Glass and Manual Call Points

The break glass call point is a device to enable personnel to raise the alarm in the event of a fire, by simply breaking a frangible element and thus activating the alarm system.

The following notes give guidance for the correct siting and positioning of break glass call points:

1. Break glass call points should be located on exit routes and in particular on the floor landings of staircases and at all exits to the open air.

2. Break glass call points should be located so that no person need travel more than 45m from any position within the premises in order to give an alarm (30m if layout is unknown).

3. Generally, call points should be fixed at a height of 1.4m above the floor, at easily accessible, well-illuminated and conspicuous positions free from obstruction.

4. The method of operation of all call points in an installation should be identical unless there is a special reason for differentiation.

5. Manual and automatic devices may be installed on the same system although it may be advisable to install the manual call points on separate zones for speed of identification.

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